Windows 8 goes live, marking a 'new era' for Microsoft(Read article summary)
Windows 8 officially launched today at a press event in New York. So is the new Microsoft OS any good?
Beginning today, Windows 8 will be available on a range of devices, including desktops, laptops, and Surface tablet computers.
In a separate address, Steven Sinofsky, who heads the Windows team at Microsoft, announced that Windows 8 had undergone approximately 1.24 billion hours of public testing in 190 countries. (Horizons readers will remember that Windows 8 launched in "consumer preview" mode way back in February.) "No product anywhere receives this kind of testing anywhere in the world," Sinofsky said.