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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ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

The nice thing about Metro is that it is completely optional to use. The one possible exception is the Start Screen


Oh just that one exception, the exception being what people hate in the first place.

When people talk about metro they are talking about the start screen. Even after applying a bunch of hacks there are still areas where you are forced to use it. You are also forced to boot into it which causes problems for companies that use complex autologon scripts. But f--k them I guess, which seems to be the overall theme of Windows 8.

Stop defending Microsoft's decision to artificially remove choice. If Metro in W8 wasn't a POS then they wouldn't be trying to force it. Good software can be sold on merit and doesn't require force along with a fanboy army to defend it. Metro in WP7 makes sense but in Windows 8 it is screen rape. It's worse than a lot of full screen adware.

Oh and here are customers lining up in droves to get metro on the desktop
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2220288/currys-and-pc-worl...

Wait for more news from retailers over disappointing sales over this goddamn dumb plan called Windows 8. Microsoft fanboys better get over to retail stores to help them move some units to minimize the embarrassment.

Edited 2012-10-26 18:21 UTC

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