Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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RE[4]: Pass
by kaiwai on Fri 17th Aug 2012 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pass"
kaiwai
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You see, that's the problem: we are Windows users and this one seems to be a release targeted at Mac users & demographics, that's why we hate it so bad. ;)


Well I admit I am tempted but they would have to go along way before I even consider trading in my iMac and MacBook for a Lenovo Thinkpad and ThinkStation running Windows 8. Unfortunately for Microsoft half baked seems to be in their blood and I don't see it changing - where as Mac users will raise hell if an icon isn't perfectly alined where as in the Windows world it seems that users are happy to allow 20 years of crappy inconsistency be passed off as 'something to be addressed later' but 20 years later not only never actually addressed but amplified in some cases - open up several core GUI components such as the device manager, mouse control panel and Internet Explorer to see what I mean.

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