Microsoft really needs to hit the holiday shopping season
Microsoft has huge expectations for Windows 8 and according to sources, the operating system is said to be complete this summer. The same sources claim that Microsoft is eyeing an a launch in October and you can bet there'll be hoards of tablets, computers, and other gadgets at the same time.
If for some reason Microsoft misses that October launch, things may not go well. October would get the operating system and machines on the market in time for the crucial holiday buying season.