Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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RE[7]: But....
by Dave_K on Thu 29th Nov 2012 02:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: But...."
Dave_K
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Well, the difference is in that that actually writing something down yourself is a much more conscious effort than clicking twice. Also, a not-so-geek user wouldn't be typing scripts down anyways.


On Linux forums confused newbies are routinely told to open a terminal and copy/paste strings of commands, often when the task could have been accomplished entirely from the GUI. Of course it's usually quicker for an experienced Linux user to write the commands rather than explaining how to find and use a graphical tool.

In my experience most of those users simply copy and paste and hope for the best, without any knowledge of what they're actually doing. I've seen that cause serious problems on more than one occasion.

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