Good news for those of you looking forward to Windows 8 – we finally have a clearer idea of when the operating system will be released. Microsoft announced today during its Worldwide Partner Conference that the next version of Windows will launch this October. The Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of the operating system is said to be on track to be released to its partners this August. Windows 8 will then be released in late October for consumers and so will tablets and computers running the operating system. We still don’t have an exact date, but hey – at least you now know when to start saving up your money. Who’s excited for the Windows 8 release?