It's official: the latest incarnation of Windows is set to be released on October 26, 2012. So what can you expect from Windows 8?
The big focus here is on offering a "touch tablet" feel with a blocky layout of tiles. While some Windows users are upgrade-averse (some studies say that about 40 percent of computers are still running Windows XP) but Microsoft hopes that this new version will inspire them to make the change. In fact, more than 1 million copies of the beta version of Windows 8 were downloaded within 24 hours of release. It is not yet known when the company will release its Surface tablet, which will run a version of Windows 8.