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Microsoft is already making preparations for today's launch event for Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco and the company will also be holding other events around the world.
Microsoft claims that Windows 8 has been downloaded and used by more people than Windows 7 during its pre-launch period, but did not offer any specific numbers.
Microsoft is rumored to be holding a massive official launch event for both Windows 8 and its Surface tablet in New York City on October 25th, the day before both product are officially released.