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Windows 8 Officially Released Today

Today marks the official release of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has built upon the success of the critically-acclaimed Windows 7 to bring to light a whole new generation of operating systems.

Windows 8 is a melding of their mobile Windows Phone platform with traditional operating systems like Windows 7 or XP. Using the stylized Metro UI, Windows 8 bridges the gap between desktop PCs and mobile/tablet devices. Whether you use a touchscreen or prefer the keyboard/mouse combo, Windows 8 allows users unparalleled flexibility to customize the operating system to best fit their needs.

New Microsoft Office Preview Available

Last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the release of the new Microsoft Office consumer preview, which you can download at office.com/preview. Designed specifically for compatibility with the upcoming Windows 8 (set to release in October), this newest edition of the world-class Office software sports a uniquely intuitive interface which focuses on stylus, touch and mouse input.

In addition to the touch/stylus centric interface, the new Microsoft Office is -unlike its predecessors- not designed as a traditional software application, and instead has been reincarnated as a  continually updating cloud service.

Windows 8 Release Date Set For October 26th

Finally! After months of previews and sneak peeks,  Microsoft has decided to stop toying with our fragile emotions, and announce the official release date for Microsoft Windows 8. At the Microsoft annual sales meeting last week,  Steve Sinofsky proudly declared that October 26th, 2012 will be the official Windows 8 release date.

We’ve reported previously on the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and by now we all know about Windows 8 support for both ARM and x86 processors, as well as the redesigned “Metro” UI which we’ve already seen on the Windows Phone and XBOX 360. Now that a release date has been set, tech junkies the world over (ourselves included) are eager to see what the full, commercial edition of Windows 8 has to offer.

Windows 8 Release Inches Closer

Last week Microsoft introduced Windows 8 to the public via a developer preview build . Featuring the new Metro UI, Windows 8 definitely embraces touch technology. Despite the generally glowing reviews available all over the internet (especially for a pre-beta build), people want more. The question on everyone’s lips is, “When is the Windows 8 release date?”

Windows 8 Developer Preview – WOW!

Microsoft has a new slogan to go with their upcoming operating system: “Windows reimagined.” After watching Steven Sinofsky’s keynote address at the BUILD developer conference held last week, all I can say is “WOW!”

During the address, viewers got to witness Windows 8 in action (an early developer build, anyway). If Microsoft did nothing else to improve Windows 8 and launched this developer build tomorrow, it would probably be an instant success. If you’ve ever used the Windows Phone 7, the UI will be very familiar. The live tiles are back, and better than ever. Very modern and sleek, the interface provides the user with all their important apps, photos, and more within a simple swipe or tap of the finger. Not a fan of the billboard-style flood of information? Windows 8 is fully customizable to mimic the more static Windows 7 design.