Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:44 UTC
Windows Jeff Atwood: "In the post PC era, Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8, desperately trying to serve two masters with one operating system. The traditional mouse and keyboard desktop is no longer the default; it is still there, but slightly hidden from view, as the realm of computer nuts, power users, and geeks. For everyone else, the Metro UI puts an all new, highly visual touch and tablet friendly face on the old beige Wintel box. Will Microsoft succeed? I'm not sure yet. But based on what I've seen so far of Windows 8, its pricing, and the new Surface hardware - I'm cautiously optimistic." So am I. However, a lot - and I mean a lot as in 'everything' - will depend on the quality of the Metro applications. So far, the quality has been utterly abysmal, both for first and third party ones. Microsoft is promising Metro application goodness for RTM, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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RE[2]: Comment by andih
by karunko on Tue 10th Jul 2012 09:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by andih"
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Yes because lots of people want to be compiling KDE from ports on FreeBSD.

This is off topic and maybe you were just trolling, but unless the defaults are not okay, nobody needs to compile anything (see

To install KDE all you need is:

pkg_add -r kde


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RE[3]: Comment by andih
by lucas_maximus on Tue 10th Jul 2012 13:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by andih"
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it was a a bit of trolling, I was making the point really that FreeBSD would be too much for someone to bother setting up.

It was a trite response, because tbh andih is a massive freetard and Microsoft hater.

As Linus says: "Microsoft hatred is a disease."

Frankly I find it boring and dismayed that any thread that is either about Microsoft or Windows has lots of people loathing it.

Edited 2012-07-10 13:36 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by andih
by tidux on Tue 10th Jul 2012 16:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by andih"
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Not on PowerPC! 9.0-RELEASE has exactly ZERO binary packages for PPC. I tried putting FreeBSD on a G4 iMac I found at the recycling center, but between the green and blue channels not working at all for color in console mode (pink on white is possibly the worst colorscheme for a backlit terminal in the history of mankind) and the lack of binary packages, I gave up and put Debian Wheezy on it. Everything works flawlessly now, including sound, Firewire, and 24-bit color depth.

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