Windows 8 to reach RTM first week of August, general availability by October

During Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference, the company officially announced that Windows 8, the company's next generation operating system, will reach Release to Manufacturing (RTM) first week of August. Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October.

"For the first time, we provided details on Windows 8 availability. Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August. For enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits, they will have full access to Windows 8 bits as early as August," Microsoft stated in an official blog post. This quells a lot of rumors about when Windows 8 would be officially released. Now we know straight from Microsoft. Everyone ready for Windows 8's August release?

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