Microsoft announces Windows 8 release date
July 19 , 2012
Microsoft has announced its new, touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system will go on sale October 26.
This enables customers to be able to upgrade old PCs to the new system on that date, or buy new hardware with the software already installed.
Microsoft generally does not announce public release dates until close to the event.
It aims to launch a new version of Windows every three years.