Posted by walterjK1 7/23/2011 @the Windows 8 Forums
Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 8… It is now scheduled for October 26 of 2012. Now the race is on whether or not Microsoft can succeed this Holiday season. I always kinda of thought Windows 8 would ship before the holiday season but deep down inside I still had my doubts.
We have to remember that Microsoft re-engineered Windows 8 from the ground up. To say the least, this is no easy job. Microsoft also made Windows 8 available for the first time in the ARM architecture.
Of course, if Microsoft is able to pull it, it will be launching Windows 8 into a hungry market who has grown bored of the iPad and wants to experience something fresh and new.