A new report suggests that Microsoft will make available Windows 8 to the general public on Sunday the 28th of October. This report is based on an anonymous source who works at an OEM. Regardless if this is true or not, Microsoft is expected to release Windows 8 at the end of October.
Citing an anonymous OEM source, Bouweenpc.nl is claiming that Windows 8 will reach general availability on the 28th of October, which coincides with what Microsoft has stated about a "late-October" release. Of course, this is a rumor so take it for what its worth. This is the same website that claims Microsoft Office 2013 Consumer Preview is to be expected in late July.
During Microsoft's annual Worldwide Partner Conference, the company officially announced that Windows 8, the company's next generation operating system, will reach Release to Manufacturing (RTM) first week of August. Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October.
Thanks to T. Hochstenbach for sending this in.