During an event in New York, Microsoft officially launched Windows 8 and announced the grand opening of the Windows Store. Windows 8, the company’s newest operating system for desktop and tablet/laptops, will come to 140 markets and 37 languages.
“We have reimagined Windows and the result is a stunning lineup of new PCs. Windows 8 brings together the best of the PC and the tablet. It works perfect for work and play and it is alive with your world. Every one of our customers will find a PC that they will absolutely love,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated at the event. Windows 8 will come in two flavors for consumers, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. For large organizations, there is a Windows 8 Enterprise edition. We also have Windows RT which is designed for ARM-based tablets. Windows 8 will be able to download starting October 26th and will be available in 140 different markets and 37 different languages. “The Windows Store makes it super easy to discover, buy and install new apps in Windows 8,” Microsoft added. Windows 8 users will be able to find tons of interesting third-party apps in the Windows Store. Some are free to try and will allow you to try the app and then remove it without leaving a trace. Take a look at the video below which Microsoft showcased during the beginning of the launch event in New York: