Poll: Will Microsoft Windows 8 Be a Winner?

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Microsoft ( MSFT) has confirmed that its eagerly-anticipated Windows 8 operating system will be generally available in October, marking a significant milestone for the tech giant.

Seen as a driver of top-line growth, Windows 8 is expected to be a positive catalyst for financial results toward the end of the year.

Critics, however, have warned that Windows 8 will not be able to halt Apple's ( APPL) growing popularity with consumers.

Key Windows 8 features include a new user interface with touchscreen capabilities, Xbox Live integration and more efficient power usage. A version of Windows 8 called Windows RT will support chips designed by ARM ( ARMH).

Do you think Windows 8 will be a winner? Tell us what you think in TheStreet's poll (and use this story's comments section to provide more detail on your response):

Will you upgrade to Windows 8?

Yes - I can't wait to get my hands on the new features.
No - I'm unmoved by Windows 8.
Maybe

--Written by James Rogers in New York.

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