For all eager users waiting for release of Windows 8, it has been confirmed by various sources that Microsoft’s next OS RTM version will release early next month, followed by a public release in the month of October.
Yesterady in Toronto, Canada, at Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller spoke to thousands of partners from around the world. Tami confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August.
She also said that Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October which would include 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide.
This means that Windows 8 PCs will be available between at the start of October and users would be able to upgrade their existing Windows 7 PCs to the latter by just paying a nominal price of $39.99 (Pro Version). Additionally, Tami also confirmed that Windows 8 is on track for RTM (Release to Manufacturing) in the first week of August, so Microsoft partners, PC builders, OEMs, enterprise customers, etc. will more than likely be gaining access to the newest iteration of Windows for their own testing.
If you want to try out the next gen OS right now before buying a new one, you can download/install the Release Preview which is publicly available for everyone to use.