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Windows 8 release date revealed

Microsoft has finally unveiled the release date for Windows 8. Will you be upgrading?

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 8 will be released on October 26th, fulfilling its promise of a late October release date.

Whether or not the Microsoft Surface will also launch on or near the same date remains to be seen, but we’re looking forward to getting our hands on one as soon as we can to give you our first impressions.

In the meantime, check out our Windows 8 need to know guide and information on all three versions of Windows 8 to brush up on what Microsoft’s latest finger-friendly OS has to offer.

[WindowsTeamBlog via TheVerge]

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