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[4]: Ha!
by zima on Mon 6th Aug 2012 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ha!"
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You'll be wrong about Windows 8 just as you were about Ubuntu and Unity.

Everyone I know has an Ubuntu tablet. Shuttleworth was right to force Unity and ignore the polls.

Distrowatch (on which you seem to be basing your estimates WRT the relative health of distros... ) doesn't matter, it's just a conduit for loud, frothing, volatile fanboys.

And contrary to what anti-Ubuntu fanboys want to perceive, Ubuntu is doing fine:
Ubuntu 990 M 0.66% - far beyond any other non-Android Linux, including Mint (which has meagre 12.5 M 0.01%)

Oh, but surely you delude yourself that Mint (or some other) are stealing Ubuntu users ...well, let's check the trends - half a year ago:
Ubuntu 947 M 0.66%, Mint 18.9 M 0.01% (yeah...)

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