Microsoft to release Windows 8 Release Preview in June
— Building Windows 8 (@BuildWindows8) April 24, 2012
Microsoft has revealed plans to release a near final edition of Windows 8 for testers in the month of June.
The company has named this version Windows 8 Release Preview.
Microsoft already has a Consumer Preview build out that is available to anyone interested in playing around with it.
The company looks on track to release the final edition by around October this year.
Remains to be seen if they would change their mind about offering a version of Windows without the Metro UI in it.