Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will ship 19 million laptop computers and tablets operating on Microsoft Corp’s new Windows 8 operating system this year, said Jin Park, vice president of the IT solutions business at Samsung.

Microsoft, the world’s largest software company, launched its new-look, touch-friendly Windows 8 earlier this year to grip customers’ imagination, as it looks to regain ground lost to Apple Inc and Google Inc in mobile computing and shake up the moribund PC market.

Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer had said that the company has sold 4 million upgrades to Windows 8, within 4 days of its launch, thus signifying a strong start for the new OS.

The Samsung logo in seen in this file photo. AP

To get Windows 8, if you’ve bought a new PC with Windows 7 between 2 June 2012 and 31 January 2013, you can register and get the Pro version of the OS for a promotional offer of Rs 699. Users will need to register and download the new OS before 31 January to claim this special price. For more details on how to upgrade click here.

With inputs from Reuters

Publish date: November 27, 2012 2:24 pm| Modified date: November 27, 2012 2:24 pm

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