Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Apr 2011 23:13 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 build 7850.0.winmain_win8m1.100922-1508 contains a number of references to a brand new feature in Windows: Portable Workspaces. Microsoft will allow Enterprise customers to create USB storage driven copies of Windows. 'Portable Workspace is a Windows feature that allows you to run Windows from a USB storage device', notes Microsoft in its description of the feature inside Windows 8." So, yeah, something we've been waiting for in Windows since, well, forever. Also, push notifications, a screenshot tool and a new webcam application have been discovered as well.
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What?
by Tuishimi on Sat 16th Apr 2011 15:53 UTC
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

So when MS tries to bring features to their operating system that linux has it is a big yawn, meanwhile linux/mac os x users complain about how inferior Windows is because it lacks the features of linux.

Help me to understand the attitides? I suppose it is just "fun" to complain.

Speaking of which (linux)... I am in the process of downloading linuxmint-debian... has anyone else tried this distribution? It sounds like a great idea and has the patch that went into 2.6.38 for performance.

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RE: What?
by Temcat on Sat 16th Apr 2011 18:09 in reply to "What?"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

I use an earlier version of LMDE with Liquorix kernel for rehearsal recording. Excellent distro, I like it much better than Ubuntu.

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RE[2]: What?
by Tuishimi on Sat 16th Apr 2011 19:34 in reply to "RE: What?"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Ahh. Interesting! I am going to burn the DVD later (download finished) and boot into it and check it out.

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RE: What?
by Soulbender on Sat 16th Apr 2011 19:24 in reply to "What?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I guess it's a bit underwhelming to see such run-of-the-mill features implemented and lauded as exciting, especially when they'll require 16GB of space and would only be available to "enterprise" customers.

Im not sure why the winruomors site think that booting from USB would somehow improve documentation compatiblility though. That seems like a bit of a stretch.

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RE[2]: What?
by Tuishimi on Sat 16th Apr 2011 19:33 in reply to "RE: What?"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

There is that.

But I just meant that maybe the news itself is underwhelming, but when the lack of features people often complain about are (slowly but surely) being rectified, why complain about that?

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