Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:25 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 release Preview has been released, so go out and get it, test it, and wax lyrically, or complain loudly. I'm installing it as we speak, so no word, thoughts, or impressions from me yet. Like it or hate it, at least have fun, folks.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 1st Jun 2012 00:19 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

Awful.

This is forcing the consumer so far in one direction I can’t see anything else but backlash.

You can’t even install free apps without a Microsoft Account, which requires giving them your phone number and address. On ARM platforms, you will not be able to install apps any other way than through the store. I cannot believe that this practice can be legal.

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