08-01-2012 10:35 AM
Today, Microsoft has declared that Windows 8 has reached RTM status ("released to manufacturing"). The next major milestone will be Oct 26, when it becomes available to the general public.
08-16-2012 07:00 AM
For those who are interested in trying out Windows 8, Microsoft has now released a 90-day trial version of the final product.
A word of caution: this version will expire in 90 days with no paths to convert to a fully-functional version. Therefore, use it only for testing and "play" purposes.