Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 21:39 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 blog has a post about the improvements in Windows 8's installation process. "For Windows 8, our goal was to continue to improve reliability while also improving the installation experience and raw performance. Not only did we want it to be rock solid, but also faster and easier to use." Thankfully, the features us geeks like are still there.
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RE[3]: "us geeks?"
by blitze on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 07:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: "us geeks?""
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Yeah - funny about that with ntfs and Linux. Also sad that even this day and age, Windows 7 installs can become fubar'd over time if you do a lot of work on them and software updating/install-removal.

I just went back to putting a varient of linux on my laptop and found it interesting that of the distros I looked at, Ubuntu (to straight jacketed), kubuntu (nice but fail with partition tools), OpenSuse (similar as kubuntu and also didn't like Yast), and finally Xubuntu (which everone raves about here and now I know why). Xubuntu gave me a very easy install process not wating to destroy my existing Windows install and being friendly to user changes and snappy as hell. A nice alternative to Windows when I grow tired of using it during the day.

Now if Windows people could look at emulating the ease of setup and install of Xubuntu - I would be happier. As it is, I am now keeping an ISO backup of Windows in a fresh install state with important work related software, just incase.

With Ubuntu, I sort of like what they are trying but they need to make is a little easier to customise it. I like having the layout on the side of my screens though instead of at the bottom, works well with 16:9 aspect displays.

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