Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jun 2012 17:52 UTC
Windows Adrian Kingsley-Hughes pens a rant on Windows 8, calling it 'awful': "I'm now ready to sum up my Windows 8 experience with a single word: awful. I could have chosen a number of other words - terrible, horrible, painful and execrable all spring to mind - but it doesn't matter, the sentiment is the same." I've been using Windows 8 Release Preview on both my ZenBook and my regular desktop since its release, and here's my short review: "I like it." Issues a-plenty, but for what is essentially a 1.0 release - not bad. It's a hell of a lot better than other releases which were similar in scope (Mac OS X 10.0, KDE 4.0).
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Dave_K
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2005-11-16

Guess, Windows 8 just isn't "allowed" to run on old hardware anymore.


To be fair, many recent Linux distributions won't work (at least without tweaking) on a pre-2005 Pentium M either.

For example, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is the newest version that'll run on my trusty 2Ghz Pentium M Thinkpad (7 years old and still going strong). RHEL 6 and recent desktop distributions like Ubuntu 12.04 won't install on it at all.

Windows 7 works fine, and surprisingly even has drivers for all the outdated hardware. I can't say I'm either surprised or upset that I won't be able to run Windows 8 on it.

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