Available to consumers by end of October.
Microsoft held their annual Worldwide Partner Conference yesterday evening in Toronto, and some very interesting news came out regarding the official release of Windows 8 on their blog.
Speaking to their partners from around the world, Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller confirmed that Windows 8 will available for Release to Manufacturing (RTM) in the first week of August. Meanwhile general consumer availability is on track for the end of October.
The RTM release will also mark the full commercial availability of the Windows Store where developers can start earning money for their apps. That said, all apps are available for free trial with the current Windows 8 Release Preview.
So Windows 8 will officially be out for the general public in just over 3 months, along with the option for upgrading (from Win 7) in 109 languages over 231 markets across the globe.