August 8, 2012
Windows 8 Packaging Revealed In An Online Leak
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online
Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are the only boxed versions that will be available in retail stores.
The new packaging will resemble that of Windows 7, the Verge said. However, the traditional waving Windows logo will be replaced with a Windows 8-style UI logo displayed prominently on the front of the box.
The change is likely an indication of the big leap Windows 8 represents from previous versions of Windows.
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT -- the version that runs on tablets -- will be available beginning October 26th. Upgrade versions will be available in retail stores or as an electronic download.