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Microsoft confirms Windows 8 launch on 26 October

Thursday 19 July 2012 | 10:14 CET | News
Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8 will officially launch on 26 October. The new operating system will be available then on new computers and for upgrades on existing devices. An upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 will cost USD 40. There will be four versions of the new OS available: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 RT for ARM-based processors and a special business for large corporates.

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