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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Okay, listen very carefully Linux developers... So a few years ago you missed out during Microsoft's Vista disaster due to religion, stubbornness, ideologies, lack of effort, and stupidity. Now it appears that you will be given a extremely rare second chance to achieve the desktop Linux dream. Drop all your stupid ideologies and start designing a SINGLE complete and integrated graphical operating system that works. Your focus should be primarily GUI ONLY no text mode. Text mode should become a second class citizen.

Second chances in this industry are un-heard of, I suggest you take maximum advantage of it. Otherwise we will be at the mercy of Apple and Microsoft forever.

So... Chrome & Chromium OS?

(and yeah, quoting in full a post down-voted not really deservedly - how many times we've heard, from Linux advocates, that Vista would be this great chance? How often do we hear it again about Win8?)

Edited 2012-06-20 06:07 UTC

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