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[4]: Dun' matter.
by Delgarde on Sun 4th Mar 2012 21:34 UTC 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[5]: Dun' matter.
by zlynx on Tue 6th Mar 2012 21:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Dun' matter."
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Certainly.

Say that this person buys a tablet. Now they want to use their PC from the tablet. No problem! If that PC only had remote desktop...

Or perhaps they hear stories about thieves stealing laptops and raiding people's bank accounts through online banking, so they decide encryption is a good idea.

People don't need to be technical to decide these things are good ideas.

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