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Windows 8 Due Out in October
The big news of course is exactly when Windows 8 becomes generally available: Reller revealed this will be at the end of October. The release will also see the availability of new Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs available for purchase, along with various upgrade options. Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide. Pricing has not yet been revealed.
Of course, this will be the acid test for Windows 8's new Metro interface and it will be interesting to see if Microsoft improve it to the point where PC literate users don't reject it en masse like they do now, which threatens to make Windows 8 the next Windows Vista.
Finally, Tami announced a new milestone with Windows 7. There is no question that Windows 7 is the bestselling operating system in history – and the number of licenses sold keeps growing. In her remarks, Tami announced that more than 630 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold to date – and that more than half of enterprise desktops today are running Windows 7.
Source: Microsoft's Blogging Windows