Windows 8 has been in development for quite some time. It’s been a long time since I got to play with a sample version, but the real thing is coming. Well, the latest edition of Windows 8 will be released to the general public on October 26, 2012. Start your planning now, and make sure you get in line at your local Windows store early! Oh wait, Windows people don’t really do that sort of thing.
Interestingly, this is the release date for both the install version of Windows and the OEM version, so if you’re going to buy a new computer between now and then, you may as well wait a few more weeks and pick up the new version of Windows on your new computer. I wonder if that’s a possible shipping date, or if you have to order after October 26 to get Windows 8. If I can order a computer and get Windows 8 loaded on it and in my hands by October 26, that’s a great proposition.Technorati Tags: new windows os release, october 26, updated windows, Windows, windows 8, windows 8 release date, windows release date, windows release date on october 26