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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Thank Intel for that, their efforts with artificial segmentation - PAE was generally introduced with Pentium Pro.

And NX makes many security features much more straightforward or practical; or at least, avoids bloating the code (and a crucial part of it, security-wise). Also, forced PAE might finally lift that 4 GiB limit in consumer 32bit Windows; that's generally one of its points.

Anyway, while non-trivial numbers of people certainly keep & use such old machines, a minuscule portion of them cares about major OS upgrades.

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