Windows 8 will be released to manufacturers next month ahead of a late October launch, Microsoft Office is now on one billion machines worldwide, and Facebook’s App Center rolls out to all English-speaking countries. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose.

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Windows 8 to RTM in the first week of August, launch publicly in ‘late October’: Read more

Microsoft: 1.3 billion Windows users, Office is on 1 billion desktops (and more stats): Read more

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