Windows 8 launching on October 26

The title says it all. The world is getting Metro-fied on Friday 26th October. Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th.

Windows 8 is a radical redesign of Windows that takes into account a mobile and touch-centric future. This release date will give consumers ample time to purchase systems running the code for the holiday season. Coming up next should be release dates for Office 2013, Windows Phone 8, and the next version of Windows Server. It’s going to be a busy end of the year for the Microsofties.

For now, I’ll continue getting on with the Release Preview 🙂