In under a month, Windows 8 should be released! The RTM (released to manufacturing) date is set for the first week in August, with the GA (general availability) date set for the end of October. This means if you're grabbing a copy from TechNet/MSDN you just have a few more weeks to wait.\n \n[QUOTE]\nSpeaking at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in the US, Tami Reller, the vice-president for Windows, gave the dates when the finished software would be sent out to companies so that they can test and include it on PCs – the "release to manufacture", or "RTM" date – and the later date when people will be able to buy and download it directly from Microsoft.\n \nMicrosoft has already announced a scheme which mean that people who bought a PC running Windows 7 after 2 June will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 for just .\n \nWindows 8 will automatically be included as the basic system on PCs that go on sale from late October, or possibly before. Microsoft will also offer a free cloud storage account using its SkyDrive system to every Windows 8 buyer.[/QUOTE]\n \nRead more [URL='http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/jul/09/windows-8-microsoft-pc-metro']here[/URL].