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Windows 8 Official Release Date: October 26

According to a Windows Team blog post made Wednesday, the official release date for Windows 8 will be October 26, 2012.

Microsoft had previously announced that Windows 8's general availability (GA) launch date would be October.

According to the blog post, Microsoft's President of the Windows and Windows Live Division Steven Sinofsky made the announcement today at a Microsoft sales conference. "Customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26."

Last week Microsoft announced that upgrades to Windows 8 will cost $40.

For more recent news and coverage of Windows 8, go here.

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Becky Nagel is the executive editor of the 1105 Redmond Media Group's Web sites, including Redmondmag.com, RCPmag.com, RedDevNews.com and VisualStudioMagazine.com, among others.

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