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Get ready for another Windows 8 preview this June, says Microsoft

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Microsoft will be putting out another test release of Windows 8 in the first week of June, revealed a Microsoft executive at a developer event in Japan.

Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows and Windows Live Division, announced on-stage at Windows Developer Days in Tokyo that a Windows 8 preview release is due this June and will be the most complete version of the new operating system.

Windows Developer Days is a much-publicized event where developers are taught about the upcoming Windows 8 OS.

Without doubt, interest in Windows 8 is mightily strong among both developers and users.

He also made the same announcement on Twitter, on the Build Windows 8 Twitter feed. “Announce...Windows 8 Release Preview first week of June. Here's the announce from Japan's Windows 8 Dev Days #thankyou”, the company wrote on Twitter.

First Microsoft OS designed for touch
Windows 8 will be the first operating system from Microsoft that has been designed to be touch-friendly, and will run on ARM architecture, commonly found in tablets.

The first preview of Windows 8 was released on February 29, and was greeted with a strong, favorable reception. According to Microsoft, over a million people downloaded the first preview within a matter of days.

Without doubt, interest in Windows 8 is mightily strong among both developers and users.

Sinofsky declined to reveal any dates for the final release of Windows 8, although most tech websites believe that it will be out in October this year.

The final release of Windows 8 is quite certain to revolutionize computing the way we know it. With Windows 8, Microsoft is seeking to unify the computing experience for its users.

A unifying experience
Whether it’s your smartphone, PC or tablet, you are going to stumble across the same Windows platform across all of them – Windows 8. There will not be any Windows Phone 8 or something for smartphones or tablets.

A new Metro interface, designed similar to what you see on smartphones, will greet you on your PCs and laptops, unlike the traditional desktop that you are used to.

The June preview will likely not be the last test release for Windows 8, and you can easily expect to see a preview or two more in later months.

When Windows 8 finally hits mobile devices later this year, it should give strong competition to tablets and smartphones from Apple and Android.