Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Apr 2011 11:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Yes, the Windows 8 rumour mill is really spinning up now. This time around though, they're not really rumours, since the information is coming from Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, long-time Microsoft enthusiasts with loads of insider access. They've got a bunch of screenshots showing a work in progress of... A ribbon in Explorer. And yes, it looks just as bad as it sounds.
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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I've been the opposite. Win7/Debian on the notebook and I pretty much boot to Win7 for updates monthly else I'm over on the Debian side. I probably use the WinXP VM more often than Win7 when I need to test a user reported issue, new software update or make use of one of the few work required win32 apps.

We'll see how it goes with my home desktop though. I want DX10+ and access to the full amount of ram in the box. I also don't really learn an OS until I have it on my own hardware and reinstalled a few times. Once past the initial learning curve, it may get relegated to running Windows only games. I don't personally see it becoming my primary desktop OS for home given how I use my preferred Linux distro; it's about what I run on top of the OS more than the kernel or shell stacked on top.

For my users at work, time will tell as we slowly issue new machines with Win7.

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