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Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has been Released to Manufacturing (RTM)!

Microsoft just announced that their latest client (Windows 8) and server (Windows Server 2012) operating systems have been released to manufacturing (RTM), enabling the company's OEM partners to build PCs and tablets with the new operating system in time for general availability on October 26th. More details after the jump.

According to Microsoft, people will be able to get Windows 8 starting on October 26th either by upgrading for $39.99 (Php1,680) or on a new PC or device. And if you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (Php630) through the Windows Upgrade Offer.

Microsoft also provides a number of programs that help various audiences get an early access to the Windows 8 RTM code to help prepare for Windows 8 as it enters the marketplace this October:

  • August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via their MSDN subscriptions.
  • August 15th: IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through their TechNet subscriptions.
  • August 16th: Customers with existing Microsoft Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC).
  • August 16th: Microsoft Partner Network members will have access to Windows 8.
  • August 20th: Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) receive access to Windows 8.
  • September 1st: Volume License customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.

Source: The Windows Blog

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