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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RE[5]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 06:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Ha!"
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Ah the 'fear of change' fallback argument, typically used by Windows 8 defenders since they can't sell this POS on technical merit.

So tell me, were the people who predicted that Bob would fail afraid of change or in touch with reality?

I called Gnome 3 an abomination early on, I predicted Ubuntu would lose the top spot on Distrowatch over Unity and I'm now calling Windows 8 a POS that the most people will hate.

I'd like to think that I'm gifted when it comes to predicting interface changes but I just read the polls and gauge initial user reactions. Windows 8 also doesn't pass the smell test. It just stinks.

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