Microsoft: Save the date, October 25th

Microsoft is sending out invites to members of the press for the launch of its Windows 8 operating system. The event will take place in New York City on October 25. Microsoft previously announced that Windows 8 and its Surface tablet would launch on October 26th, so Microsoft could be planning a midnight launch of the product.

The Surface tablet will come in two flavors, one powered by an Intel 22nm Ivy Bridge running Windows 8 and another powered by an ARM chipset and running Windows 8 RT. Both versions will have a 10.6-inch ClearType HD display.

Microsoft started development on Windows 8 back in 2009. Windows 8 features a complete change in the operating system's GUI and platform, with a new design language, start screen, app store, and an emphasis on touchscreen input.

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Shiranui said,
Is the final version gonna disable my laptop's screen (except in safe mode) like the preview did?

What screen are you talking about?

keysteele said,

What screen are you talking about?

My laptop screen, would power off before the logon screen. (an external monitor would work)
Other people had the same problem.

Shiranui said,

My laptop screen, would power off before the logon screen. (an external monitor would work)

Do you mean you don't see it say shutdown before it shuts down?
Other people had the same problem.

Yep, they can start without me on this version. I can see no compelling reason the upgrade from Windows 7 to this new version. I mainly use a desktop computer and the metro, or whatever you want to call it, is of absolutely no interest to me. I don't want to use a cartoon UI when I already have the real deal installed.

Finally, hopefully they'll show off some of the other tablet PCs. The Surface is awesome but I fear it will be above my budget. I'm currently using a P1610 but its due for replacement, hopefully I'll be able to make a decision on that on the 25h of October.

Nice! This will most likely center on Windows 8 and Surface RT, but hopefully we'll hear about Surface Pro's price and release date.

Looking forward to it :-)

Will they finally complete Outlook.com by then? The calander part is still stuck on the old version and skype video chat within outlook.com has not been enabled yet.

Looking forward to it. I think I am just going to buy the full version of pro when it is released. Will have a new build so cant upgrade

Dane said,
It will only be $40 right? I may upgrade just to have it, and still dual boot windows 7

No point, windows 8 is far better in every way. If you want it to look like windows 7 then just install start8 and do the startup disable metro trick You can pause file transfers man nuff said!

Why it is only New York? Where are other cities like before? When we will be able to register to attend the event like previous Windows OS launch days?

MDboyz said,
Why it is only New York? Where are other cities like before? When we will be able to register to attend the event like previous Windows OS launch days?

Because New York City is the toy capital of the world.

Eagerly awaiting for Windows 8, personally I don't understand others complaints... hence:

^^ "Dear Microsoft,

I love Windows 7 and this date means nothing to me. I'll see you for Windows 9 maybe!

Love,

JHB"


Exactly what is the purpose of exploiting your two cents, when they could partially care-less. Personally, I believe this is a great change for Microsoft, including the lineup of their products. Change is needed, without it, the world will be at a stand-still with nothing lying in the path for them. It is a hyperbole, speaking Windows 8 as a flop, I think of it as a "diamond in the rough." Also, to be honest, I look as though Windows 8, will not drastically change with Windows 9, same concept, but additional features. Only time will tell.
As said before, I can't wait for Windows 8 (RTM), plus my Surface


And to JH Brown, no hard feelings, but what are your views towards Windows 8, exactly what is the purpose of not grasping the best of it?


-ME

Microsoft Expert said,
Change is needed, without it, the world will be at a stand-still with nothing lying in the path for them.

This "change" that you speak of... I guess maybe you should take a look at the "change" Obama brought to the US. Granted his "change" is a lot more far reaching, but this "change" that MS decided to do to a once great OS is is just as effed up.

runningnak3d said,

This "change" that you speak of... I guess maybe you should take a look at the "change" Obama brought to the US. Granted his "change" is a lot more far reaching, but this "change" that MS decided to do to a once great OS is is just as effed up.

Odd comparison - it's difficult to make changes if the house of representatives doesn't support you... Are you suggesting that the MS shareholders are opposed to Win8?

Lachlan said,

yes .. 1080p i believe

I think that refers to the the Surface Pro which, last I heard, is due to ship 90 days after the launch of Windows 8.

spc1972 said,

I think that refers to the the Surface Pro which, last I heard, is due to ship 90 days after the launch of Windows 8.

That's right, they haven't given the res for the Surface RT officially I don't think? Most people expect RT to have the minimum 1366x768 that's needed for metro snap to work but we'll see when they talk more about the device.

JHBrown said,
Dear Microsoft,

I love Windows 7 and this date means nothing to me. I'll see you for Windows 9 maybe!

Love,

JHB

atleast your polite about it! I for one am excited

JHBrown said,
Dear Microsoft,

I love Windows 7 and this date means nothing to me. I'll see you for Windows 9 maybe!

I agree.

Love,

JHB