The rumors about Microsoft working on Windows 8 have been proven correct, as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed the availability of the new operating system by 2012.
The announcement came at Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo where Ballmer said that Microsoft is "obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows."
He added, "As we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there's a whole lot more coming."
"As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors," he added.