Microsoft has been promoting October 26th as the official launch date of Windows 8 for some time now. But it looks like a PC maker has teamed up with a well known TV cable shopping channel to bypass Mircrosoft's launch date. HSN (Home Shopping Network) has posted up a selection of Windows 8-based PCs from Acer (under its own name and its Gateway brand) on the website. confirmed that the notebook and all-in-one PCs being sold on the site not only have Windows 8 pre-installed, they are also available for immediate shipment to customers. Two of the five Acer PCs, a notebook with a 15.6 inch screen, and an all-in-one with a 23 inch screen, have touch screen hardware made for the "Modern" Windows 8 UI. Unfortunately, as also points out, all of these PCs from Acer come with a ton of bloatware that will be pre-installed on these products. So far, no other retailer or PC maker is selling PCs with Windows 8 pre-installed, although Origin PC did announce last week that they were taking pre-orders for Windows 8 products that would ship out on October 26th. We have emailed Microsoft to see if they wish to comment on this apparently breaking of their sales embargo by Acer and