Microsoft sets October release for Windows 8
Microsoft reported that it has sold more than 630 million licenses of Windows 7, and that the software powers the majority of business desktop computers.
Communications manager Brandon LeBlanc said Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide.
The Redmond, Washington-based firm has gone on record stating that Surface tablets would hit the market when the Windows 8 operating system became openly available.
The software giant has been trying to expand its presence in the booming market for smartphones and tablets, which is currently dominated by Apple and Google.