Windows 8 is set to be released in October 2012

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The news is out that Microsoft would give final touches to its upcoming and much hyped OS Windows 8 by the July ~ August 2012 and the platform would be ready for release in October.

Windows 8 is being cited as major step forward since the release of Windows XP by Microsoft. The OS has been developed keeping in view the multiple market challenges Microsoft is facing. It is hoped that while Windows 8 would facilitate innovative web development, e-commerce applications, games and other consumer interests, it would also help MS to win at least some market share from Apple’s iPAD by helping the manufacture of light weight tablet PCs. The sales figure of more than 2.9 Million of newly launched version of iPAD, has been a real challenge for Microsoft to come up with new and creative products.

The time frame of the release is expected to be announced within April. Critics, however remain skeptical of Microsoft’s potential to challenge Apple market. The final test would certainly be the launch of the O.S. However new OS is sure to make ripples in the It industry globally.

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