Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:11 UTC
Windows Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8 has gone gold - or, in Redmond parlance, RTM. "Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they'll introduce starting with General Availability." Anybody got a spare MSDN account?
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by 1c3d0g on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:56 UTC
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Microsoft, prepare for the avalanche of angry phone calls, IT support nightmares and a massive user backlash who want to either "downgrade" back to Windows 7, or switch to an alternative O.S.

No, this is not a joke. Not Vista, not even Millennium Edition was as bad as this Metro crap. And yes, I tried them all, from the early alpha releases all the way to the latest Consumer Previews. Horrible UI, Microsoft.

Please come to your senses and release something worthy with Windows 9, or suffer market share bleed like you've never seen before.

For reference, just take a look at this telling video and you'll see exactly why Metro is the biggest mistake Microsoft ever made. Everyone involved with this catastrophe should be fired on the spot!

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