Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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RE[3]: Dun' matter.
by malxau on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Dun' matter."
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Which cool features?

No doubt everyone could make their own list, but:
1. Single user Terminal Services (OS X includes VNC based screen sharing);
2. Previous Versions (OS X includes Time Machine);
3. Full disk encryption (OS X includes FileVault);

There's lots of them, but the UI is the worst part. It's not present but disabled, it doesn't give informative messages saying it's not available in a given addition. It's just silently not there. The user is left wondering _how_ to change Starter Edition wallpaper, and it's not clear at all that a different edition would allow/expose this differently.

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