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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It matters in one important way
by Moochman on Sun 4th Mar 2012 23:58 UTC
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Language packs. This is the one thing that really sucks about Vista and 7, that you actually need an Ultimate install (or a hack) to change the system language. This bites you in the ass in two scenarios: 1) You want to let a guest use e.g. English instead of <insert language here>. 2) You move to another country and buy a copy of Windows there, only to discover that you can't upgrade without making it a "clean" install.

Apple does this right. One version of the OS, all languages included by default. No install problems, and no issues changing languages system-wide with just a couple of mouse-clicks. But why make things easy when you can make them complicated, right?

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