According to reports, Windows 8 will be released in August to manufacturers where it will go through several weeks of testing and final changes. If the changes passes the test, they will be implemented if not they will be held for future service packs.
There has probably not been so much anticipation about a Microsoft Operating System product since Windows 95. Windows 95, after all, marked the beginning of Microsoft's move away from the Windows NT OS version.
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Its Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. Which means everything that was great in Windows 7, Microsoft has made it better. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows for new devices.
In a keynote address at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that this is "an epic year" for Microsoft because of all the new product upgrades it's delivering, in particular Windows 8, which he called "the biggest deal for our company in at least 17 years."
When Windows 8 is released to manufacturers (RTM), Microsoft will also activate the Windows Store and start charging for applications, which during the test period have been free, the company announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.
What to expect
So once the OS appears what will happen? Microsoft will announce the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 for $39.99. In addition if you want more, you can add Windows Media Center at no cost through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.
The Windows Media Center lets you watch TV and movies, and listen to your favourite music, right from your PC.
Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages and 231 markets worldwide.
It’s easy to try—whether you're installing it for the first time, or moving from Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Let us know if you will be looking to install for the first time are getting the upgrade