Microsoft announces Windows 8 launch event Oct. 25 in New York

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Microsoft will officially launch its upcoming Windows 8 operating system on Oct. 25 at an event in New York, according to an invite sent to members of the press.

Specific details like venue, time, and what the company will be showing off at the event are still under wraps. However, based on previous guidance from Microsoft, the company will almost certainly be launching its Surface tablet running Windows RT. Surface is Microsoft’s bold attempt to build its own PC hardware, and the device could become a high-end competitor to Apple’s iPad, especially in the enterprise.

Windows 8 is Microsoft’s latest operating system and the company’s attempt to unify the experience of a single OS so it can work on tablets, laptops, desktops, and hybrid devices. It will cost $40 for people who want to upgrade their Windows 7, Vista, and XP computers.

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