Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 18:39 UTC
Windows "Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing the first week of August. For enterprise customers with Software Assurance benefits, they will have full access to Windows 8 bits as early as August. Additionally, she noted that RTM is when we’ll be turning on the commerce platform so that developers can start earning money for their apps. [...] Tami went on to say that Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end of October! This means that new Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs will be available to buy and upgrades will be available starting in October. She also mentioned that that Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide."
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RE[4]: Imagine
by MOS6510 on Tue 10th Jul 2012 12:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Imagine"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I have an IBM PS/2 286 with Windows 3.0.

It's a nice machine, but sadly the "paint" on the metal case starts to fall off.

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RE[5]: Imagine
by moondevil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 05:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Imagine"
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2005-07-08

I almost bought one!


The first PC I bought, the choice was between a PS/2 286 with OS/2 v1.0 or a 386 SX PC clone with the double of hard disk size running DR-DOS.

Since the 386 was way cheaper than the IBM one, while giving me the opportunity to play with all the 386 cool features, that was the one I took home.

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RE[6]: Imagine
by MOS6510 on Wed 11th Jul 2012 10:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Imagine"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I remember reading an article where they dished the 386. The 286 was better price/performace and it would be improved well far in to the 90's.

For DOS stuff a 286 is, for most things, quite enough.

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