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[4]: "us geeks?"
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 25th Nov 2011 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: "us geeks?""
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Overall Linux supports more hardware, but that's mainly because it retains support for older devices that are no longer supported in Windows 7. Linux can't match the compatibility of Windows when it's paired up with hardware that's designed for it. That may be an unfair comparison, but it's also a practical one when looking for an OS.

Exactly. In other words, the only time Linux hardware support is better than Windows is if you have some perverse need to use an ISA SoundBlaster card that hasn't been manufactured in 15 years, or a SCSI scanner from a company that went out of business a decade ago, or an ancient serial mouse.

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