Microsoft’s Buildings Windows 8 Twitter account on Monday evening announced that the Windows 8 Release Preview will be available at some point during the first week of June. The announcement was made at Microsoft’s Japan Windows 8 Dev Days, and it comes almost two months after the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The software giant will reportedly complete work on Windows 8 this summer, and the first wave of PCs and tablets powered by the new platform will then launch in October according to rumors. Three versions of the operating system will be available — Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT, the stripped-down version of Windows 8 built for ARM-powered devices.


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