Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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Crazy comparison
by laffer1 on Sun 17th Jun 2012 15:16 UTC
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KDE is a desktop environment. It is not a whole operating system like Windows 8 or Mac OS X. Then, Windows 8 is most a new shell on top of Windows 7. It's building on previous versions of windows. Mac OS X was an operating system from another company acquired by apple and had to be converted to the "Mac" way of doing things. I think OS X was a lot more work than simply building a new shell and adding a secure boot loader. Granted, both Microsoft and Apple had to work on new APIs (cocoa was already there effectively, but they had to bridge carbon from os 9 and rewrite many apps).

Now if microsoft bought SCO back (@see XENIX) or something and then threw KDE on top of it and made GUI changes and sold it as windows 8, we could talk about Mac OS X vs Windows 8.

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