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July 10, 2012

Windows 8 delivery date confirmed

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According to Microsoft, it's latest Windows operating system, Windows 8, will be available for consumers from late October.

The software giant  is looking to update its platform for a variety of devices.

The new operating system's release will be three years after Windows 7 went public in October 2009. In addition, Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide. Windows 8 will be also available on smartphones and tablet computers making it the first single Windows operating system edition to be push to many different devices.

Windows 8 has been designed to be suited for touch screen devices and allows users readily to store and share personal data among various devices under the "SkyDrive" cloud computing service.

Microsoft said separately it would release a new version of Office software suited called Office 365 Open, which allows its partners to resell and get additional revenue from the product.

Will Windows 8 actually take off and be accepted by us, the end-users. Who knows? But certainly I will not buy Windows 8. Why? Because I really find the new "tiles" interface quite annoying to use with a mouse. Not everyone has a touch-screen desktop, and even if they did they would probably prefer keyboard and mouse input. That is just my opinion. What do you think?