It has been a long time coming, but Microsoft’s omnipresent operating system is getting a major lick of paint and rolling out to the masses on October 26. That’s tomorrow, in case you didn’t realise.
However, Windows 8 has already been available in various pre-launch guises, with the Developer Preview version rolling out in September last year, followed by the Consumer Preview (February 2012), and Release Preview (May 2012). Then, on August 1, Windows 8 was released to manufacturing (RTM), with all the major creases ironed out. In theory, at least.