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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tomchr
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2009-02-01

Good. Having too lax requirements is what hurt Vista more that anything else.


Too lax requirements wasn't what hurt Vista. It was that there was no aparrent or perceived benefits from upgrading from XP to Vista. What you were perfectly able to accomplish on XP, suddenly required a hardware upgrade to run adequately under Vista.

PAE & NX/XD under 32-bit Windows 8 should have been optional, since you're not addressing more than max. 4GB anyway + backward compatibility.

Edited 2012-06-18 18:16 UTC

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