Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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RE[2]: Dun' matter.
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 01:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Dun' matter."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Which cool features?

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RE[3]: Dun' matter.
by malxau on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 13:55 in reply to "RE[2]: Dun' matter."
malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

Which cool features?


No doubt everyone could make their own list, but:
1. Single user Terminal Services (OS X includes VNC based screen sharing);
2. Previous Versions (OS X includes Time Machine);
3. Full disk encryption (OS X includes FileVault);
(etc)

There's lots of them, but the UI is the worst part. It's not present but disabled, it doesn't give informative messages saying it's not available in a given addition. It's just silently not there. The user is left wondering _how_ to change Starter Edition wallpaper, and it's not clear at all that a different edition would allow/expose this differently.

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RE[4]: Dun' matter.
by Delgarde on Sun 4th Mar 2012 21:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Dun' matter."
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

"Which cool features?


No doubt everyone could make their own list, but:
1. Single user Terminal Services (OS X includes VNC based screen sharing);
2. Previous Versions (OS X includes Time Machine);
3. Full disk encryption (OS X includes FileVault);
(etc)
"

Really? You think terminal services and disk encryption are interesting to the kind of person who bought a PC with one of the cheaper Windows versions pre-installed?

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RE[3]: Dun' matter.
by arpan on Sun 4th Mar 2012 15:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Dun' matter."
arpan Member since:
2006-07-30

Oh, I don't know, useless stuff like automated backups?

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