A few months ago, I had written about Windows 8 release date and build numbers. The final RTM release date of Windows 8 was expected to be sometime at the end of 2012. But now Microsoft has finally announced the exact date of release of Windows 8.
Windows 8 will be released to TechNet and MSDN subscribers in August while Windows 8 will be available to the public on 26th of October, 2012.
Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99. If you are already using Windows 8 Release Preview, you can also upgrade it to Windows 8 Pro but you will need an underlying license of Windows 7 for the upgrade process.
Some lucky people who have bought Windows 7 after 2nd June, 2012 will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro in just $14.99. This offer is for people who will be buying Windows 7 until January 2013.