[B]Are Microsoft set to Launch Windows 8 on 7th January 2013?[/B]\n\nAccording to X-Bit labs, that's the latest rumor. The timing sounds about right, considering that Windows 7 is still a relatively new operating system.\n\n[QUOTE]Wzor.net, a well-known web-site specialized on leaking various builds of software by Microsoft reported recently that the company is about to finish its milestone 2 (M2) iteration of Windows 8 development and the third (M3) phase will start in March, 2011. After the M3 is finished, Microsoft is expected to release public Beta-1 and Beta-2, then unveil a release candidate (RC) and after that assemble the final version sometimes in late 2012. The software giant reportedly plans to release the operating system in retail in early 2013.\n\n"According to our information, Microsoft plans to begin selling retail versions of Microsoft Windows 8 on Monday, January 7, 2013," the web-site reported.[/QUOTE]\n\nRead the rest of the article [URL='http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20110125222657_Rumour_Microsoft_to_Launch_Windows_8_on_January_7_2013.html']here[/URL].