Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 22:04 UTC
Windows So, I've been using the Windows 8 Release Preview since it came out, almost exclusively (except for work, since I'm obviously not going to rely on unfinished and untested software for that). I already knew I could get into Metro on my 11.6" ZenBook, but on my 24" desktop, things aren't looking as rosy. Here's an illustrated guide of the most pressing issues I run into, and five suggestions to address them. Instead of just complaining, let's get constructive.
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RE[3]: Exactly
by zima on Tue 5th Jun 2012 05:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Exactly"
zima
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Yeah, Lotus Notes is multiplatform, and that's pretty much its only redeeming quality ;) (the humanity would be possibly better off if Notes didn't run anywhere, any more ;p )

I wasn't writing only about OS8, also OS9 - just that news article talked specifically about OS8 (besides, OS9 wasn't much better, and with the initially intended numbering it probably even would be OS8 - but OS 7.7 was renamed 8, to terminate clones; and OS9 was also expected at first to be OS8.smth; they are close)

Yes, ME or Vista were a bit dodgy - but there were decent Win releases around their time, actually offered by MS (at the least via downgrade rights, or generally via "pick any OS you like" licensing deals with companies).

Vista is more contemporary to us than that OS9/X thing, BTW, so if anything MS is the one who more recently demonstrated how they do get it... (vs., I don't know, the not very optional in practice iOS upgrades - which do break the experience on older devices a bit)
Windows 7 (VistaSE really, BTW) will be supported until 2020 or so, XP is still supported.
What is the difference between throwing a CD into the box and downgrade rights? (other than the former wasting plastic and/or an admission, just masked by RDF, how inadequate the default was and/or PC OEMs avoiding such expense - they're different than a manufacturer doing both hw & sw)

So again, what does MS needs to additionally learn? (and what does any present denial about Metro acceptance change? IIRC they hyped Vista, too)

Edited 2012-06-05 06:03 UTC

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