Starting immediately subscribers to Microsoft’s TechNet and MSDN services can download the final version of Windows 8 to install on their x86, (Intel or AMD processors) based machines. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the final version you’ll also gain access to updated versions of the applications that will ship on every Windows 8 based device including Mail, People, Music, Video, SkyDrive, and more. Are you excited for Microsoft’s next generation operating system? You should be. Windows 8 will be available for purchase in stores, online, and on next generation devices on October 26th.