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Windows 8's delivery date: October 26

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    Windows 8's delivery date: October 26


    The latest tidbit is Windows 8's exact availability date is going to be October 26. (The last we heard at the Microsoft Partner Conference a week ago is it would be in "late October.")

    October 26 will be the date Windows 8 will be available preloaded on new PCs and also to those purchasing it through one of the upgrade programs Microsoft has announced recently. Based on previous Microsoft statements, it also seems October 26 will be the date that Windows RT-based Surface PCs/tablets from Microsoft will be available via the Microsoft Stores and select online outlets.
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    Windows 8's delivery date: October 26 | ZDNet
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    I loved the caption for this story on the Register
    "101 days left to develop an explanation for Metro"

    Microsoft picks October 26th for Windows 8 launch ? The Register
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    That's terrible news. Why does it have to be at the end of October when it'll be done in August? lol It makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    That's terrible news. Why does it have to be at the end of October when it'll be done in August? lol It makes no sense.
    RTM has to go to software developers, hardware developers for drivers and system integrators so they can all get their products ready for launch.

    They've been using the RCs like we have but without the actual RTM they can't be sure their stuff works for sure on launch day.

    And /especially/ for people making tablets and computers with preinstalled windows, the scant 2 months is very VERY little time to get the real OS sorted out and on the machines through manufacturing and then all the logistics of shipping to stores so that everything is ready on release day.
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    But isn't that a PUSHED BACK release? I thought the actual release was the first week of October?
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    Oh heh, er I don't know. It may have just been "October" and I know from experience that when a customer wants something in "October" they want it Oct 1 and when a manufacturer says "October" they mean Oct 31 if possible
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    LOL Ok sure sure. I guess I should be happy there IS a real release date. ミ●﹏☉ミ
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    Windows 9 Alpha testing to begin December 25th! *Laughing* Just KIDDING!! Or Am I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeht View Post
    That's terrible news. Why does it have to be at the end of October when it'll be done in August? lol It makes no sense.
    Windows 7 was RTM (released to manufacturing) on July 22, 2009. It went to GA (general availability) on October 22.

    Did you expect the gap to be less for Windows 8? It appears to represent a larger change from Windows 7 than Windows 7 was from Vista.
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    It talks about the upgrade version, and not the full retail version.
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