Steven Sinofsky, the Windows man at Microsoft, has used Microsoft’s annual sales meeting to unveil the date of Windows 8’s release.
That date is October the 26th, 2012, a day which falls on a Friday, giving techno fans an entire weekend to play with the new OS, to watch Microsoft’s Metro intro videos, to uncover Windows 8 secrets and to figure out all the ways Microsoft could have made Windows 8 better.
Sure, some will love Windows 8 and others will hate it – just as has been the case with the previews developer, consumer and preview releases.
Microsoft is also certain to keep some surprises up its sleeve, and without a set of Microsoft sleeves nearby to look up, we’ll just have to wait and see what those are come August with the RTM version goes live, by which time consumers on October 26 will be well aware of what’s what and who’s who in the Windows 8 availability zoo.
There’s only a couple of dozen comments so far, but this list will likely grow, both with those celebrating the launch, and those who think they’re clever by remarking they have Windows 7, and that Windows 8 Pro might be a “downgrade”.
So, while there’ll be plenty of “explor8ion” come the day and weekend of October 26, there’s sure to be plenty of articles with titles like “how to navig8 Windows 8”, “do you love or h8 Windows 8”, “Windows 8 is out of the g8” and other such ghastly nonsense of the type that you usually see me voraciously indulging in.
Until then, the w8 continues!