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Windows 8 to launch on October 26th

Microsoft are launching Windows 8 on October 26th this year. Steve Sinofsky, the Windows OS chief unveiled the date at the Microsoft annual sales meeting. To add weight, Microsoft updated a blog post with the information.

Having tried the operating system I do remain completely unimpressed, particularly with the Metro interface, which while ideal for a tablet, is far from perfect for my desktop computer. When I switched back to Windows 7 it felt like such a positive move again.

Have you tried Windows 8 yet? Are you happy with the new interface? Do you feel it offers a huge step up from Windows 7? Let us know.

I can’t help but feel that this is a step back for Microsoft, as they are putting all their efforts into taking on Apple in the mobile space rather than focusing on their long standing enthusiast desktop user base.

Kitguru says: Windows 8? Im not sold.

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