Windows 8 will release on October 26. That's the Friday before Halloween, meaning you can spend a spooky weekend turning your desktop PC into a giant smartphone and pretending you've been shrunk down to Borrower size. The news was announced during Microsoft's annual sales meeting, which also confirmed that existing Windows users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for a mere $40.
To be fair, Windows 8 makes Windows look more like actual windows than ever before. This version of Windows seems the most likely to ever be smashed by a football, flown into by a small bird or stared out of by a cat.