Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 31st May 2012 21:25 UTC
Windows The Windows 8 release Preview has been released, so go out and get it, test it, and wax lyrically, or complain loudly. I'm installing it as we speak, so no word, thoughts, or impressions from me yet. Like it or hate it, at least have fun, folks.
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by gregthecanuck on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 08:36 UTC
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Most commenters here just don't get it.

This sounds like the poo-poo comments when the first iPhones and iPads came out.

Microsoft is going to sell a ton of Windows 8 systems, whether the geeks here like it or not.

This is aimed at consumers who need something dumbed-down and simple to use for common everyday tasks. Microsoft does indeed get it. They have spent millions upon millions on focus groups, feedback forums, etc... to get a good idea of what they are doing right and wrong.

Most of you here are power users and don't make up much of a market at all.

Perhaps W8.1 will be out in a year and that will likely appeal more to the power user crowd but for now Microsoft needs to move VOLUME of product to get the whole ecosystem moving.

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