Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2012 20:50 UTC
Windows "Microsoft today announced the global availability of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 8. Beginning Friday, Oct. 26, consumers and businesses worldwide will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a beautiful new user interface and a wide range of applications with the grand opening of the Windows Store." I'm still not clear on what '12:01 AM local time' means, but if it means it goes on sale in every country on 12:01 AM, I'll be buying in a bit over an hour!
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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 18:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
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Which makes it hard for me to understand his willingness to financially support beasts like Microsoft and Apple whenever they release a new product.

Well it is OSNews which means he needs to try a variety of operating systems but I did find his Apple purchase a bit strange after all the Samsung/Apple rants. I'm surprised he didn't buy a hackintosh actually.

I have ranted about Windows 8 and I'm sure as hell not giving Microsoft any money this year. I believe in voting with your wallet and if I buy a new laptop next year it will be on ebay. I almost bought a Windows 7 netbook before Windows 8 but then I decided I didn't even want to add $20 to their quarterly income. Will it make a difference? Yes it makes me feel better and I have a feeling that I won't be the only person doing some wallet voting this year.

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