Microsoft asks people to 'save the date' as Windows 8 gets ready to launch
Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will launch on 26 October.
At an annual sales meeting Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky said that Windows 8 would be available as an upgrade or on a new PC.
Earlier this month Microsoft's Tami Reller told attendees at the Worldwide Partner Conference that Windows 8 would be available in October, but stopped short of giving a specific date.
The announcement comes after Microsoft lifted the lid on Office 2013, the latest version of its productivity suite.
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