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[TR] Microsoft to launch Windows 8 in October, say reports

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The final version of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will be available in October, according to Bloomberg.

Sources 'familiar with the situation' say that Redmond will complete work on the software this summer so tablets and PCs can go on sale before the Christmas rush.

The report says that both Intel and ARM-based gadgets will be part of the initial roll-out.

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Can't wait!
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Interesting, not too long now.
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Interesting, not too long now.

Yes, I just hope they don't release it like the Release Client, that is I hope they fixed some of the major issues peole are griping about first....
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I really can see this being the first OS I don't upgrade too until it has more advantages....

I just hate it.. very much. Windows 7 is pretty much flawless in my eyes.
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I really can see this being the first OS I don't upgrade too until it has more advantages....
I just hate it.. very much. Windows 7 is pretty much flawless in my eyes.

This. I was an early adopter of Vista when it came out, but I don't find any significant advantages to warrant a migration to Windows 8 as things stand right now.

I didn't expect it to come out this early though. I was hoping for a 2013 release.
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I must be missing something because I don't see how an early release will affect anything. rolleyes.gif If it's broken, people won't use it... right? I agree with Murlocke, Windows 7 is about the perfect OS for me. However, if I ever get enough money for a tablet, I'd put Windows 8 on it, and hopefully it'll be good by the time I get it.

I don't see why it matters that it's released early when you already know you're not going to upgrade to it?
 
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Windows 8 sucks.
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if it plays xbox 360 games and pc games work better i might change from w7.
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If there's a way to disable Metro I'll buy it.
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I don't think I'll be using Windows 8 as my primary OS either, but I may give it a try soon.. who knows, I may like it and buy it at launch. I just didn't expect it to launch so soon.
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