Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 08:41 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows A little earlier than expected, Microsoft has already released the Windows 7 release candidate to the general public. The Redmond company had already put the RC up for download on TechNet and MSDN, but from now on, everyone can download it. I've already updated all my Windows machines to the RC, so let's take a quick look at what I found. Note: The Windows XP Mode beta is also set to arrive today, but has not yet been made available. We'll update this item accordingly once it's released. Update: The Windows XP Mode beta is also available. Get it now!
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A lot of the reasons why Windows has been getting better is that they've been implementing things that were present earlier ( sometimes much earlier ) in Unix.

I don't really care who made it first, I just care about what works best for me.

The free Unices do make for pretty good desktops, but that depends on what your definition of a desktop is.

I like to separeate the term into workstation-desktop and entertainment-dekstop. As a workstation, linux may work well as long as you don't do any serious multimedia work. As as entertainemnt desktop it fails terribly unless all you need for entertainemnt are those silly games installed by default by many distros. Windows, in my opinion can cover both bases well enough, so it's a winner for me ;)

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