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[2]: Dun' matter.
by redshift on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 16:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Dun' matter."
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So what did they do, you ask? All they could do, which was to hold down the power button for 4 seconds, and restart. I looked at it thinking that couldn't be right, but it turns out to be a common problem with that version. This is a moronic limitation by microsoft, but it just might be infuriating enough to convince users to upgrade. But the bundled version was seriously unfit for purpose.


Causing a situation were a user has to force power cycle the system on a regular basis can't be too good for the long term reliability of that system. I know NTFS has journaling... but I just would not be surprised if that would cause problem if you did it all the time.

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