Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510

The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Again, my work laptop running linux has absolutely no issue with any of that. I have had issues where windows was unstable in some HW platforms, but I assumed a couple of personal data points were not enough to extrapolate to the entirety of the Windows ecosystem.

I will make the bet that your work laptop is a business class laptop and has an Intel chipset, because that is the only way to guarantee that Linux will work well on a laptop.

If you don't have that ... good luck because it all off-road from there.

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