Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:11 UTC
Windows Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8 has gone gold - or, in Redmond parlance, RTM. "Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they'll introduce starting with General Availability." Anybody got a spare MSDN account?
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Ha!
by 1c3d0g on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:56 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-06

Microsoft, prepare for the avalanche of angry phone calls, IT support nightmares and a massive user backlash who want to either "downgrade" back to Windows 7, or switch to an alternative O.S.

No, this is not a joke. Not Vista, not even Millennium Edition was as bad as this Metro crap. And yes, I tried them all, from the early alpha releases all the way to the latest Consumer Previews. Horrible UI, Microsoft.

Please come to your senses and release something worthy with Windows 9, or suffer market share bleed like you've never seen before.

For reference, just take a look at this telling video and you'll see exactly why Metro is the biggest mistake Microsoft ever made. Everyone involved with this catastrophe should be fired on the spot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4boTbv9_nU

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RE: Ha!
by ronaldst on Wed 1st Aug 2012 17:23 in reply to "Ha!"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Pardon me sir, for intruding on your post.

But I would like to know how much did you sell your imagination for? Were there tears after sale of said imagination? Did separation cause any mental scars?

Presently, there's a lot of butthurt about Windows 8 on the 'Net. I am concerned about these individuals.

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RE[2]: Ha!
by 1c3d0g on Wed 1st Aug 2012 21:48 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Are you trying to be funny? 'Cause you sure fail at it, quite miserably I must add.

At work we use Windows, but at home it's Linux all the way! No sane enterprise will ever migrate to Windows 8, that's for damn sure.

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RE[2]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Wed 1st Aug 2012 23:51 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Pardon me...no actually I'm not at all polite to Windows 8 defenders.

Like Sinofsky you probably sit in twitter all day and can't conceive of how many problems this will cause power users and developers.

We actually use the start menu for passing parameters to our customer internal software. I will actually type in the program along with the parameter while continuing to look at code. Windows 8 takes me away from my focus and sticks me into an animated ad screen. WHEEEEEE!

Oh and the start screen makes a complete mess of my start menu. No I cannot 'pin everything to the taskbar' as I have numerous utilities that I only use a few times a year. If I wanted to make a complete fucking mess of them then I would just make hundreds of shortcuts on my desktop like an asshead.

IF I thought Windows 8 would appeal to grammies I might be neutral but all the feedback says otherwise. The Windows 8 blog is highly censored because so many developers/builders/msces are yelling about how everyone they have tried it on hates it and it's a freaking STOOPED strategy anyways to try and catch up with the iPad by needlessly pissing off enterprise.

Then there is the whole user retraining cost issue which you will read about when enterprise takes a piss on this POS and demands Ballmer's head.

Not that I expect you to listen anymore than the MS reps that just want our money. Well they won't get it next year so maybe the M$ fanboy club will buy enough $600 surface tablets to make up for it. Not really, MSFT stock is going to dive over this bullshit.

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RE[2]: Ha!
by Fergy on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 11:30 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Pardon me sir, for intruding on your post.

But I would like to know how much did you sell your imagination for? Were there tears after sale of said imagination? Did separation cause any mental scars?

Presently, there's a lot of butthurt about Windows 8 on the 'Net. I am concerned about these individuals.

Can't vote you up but you made me laugh ;)

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v RE: Ha!
by tuaris on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:22 in reply to "Ha!"
RE[2]: Ha!
by kenji on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:44 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
kenji Member since:
2009-04-08

Yikes! Windows 2000 pro was much better than winME but the thought of using either makes me shudder.

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RE[2]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 00:36 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

I would rather use Windows ME than have that Metro crap forced on me.

Nothing says quality software like an artificial restriction.

That's what really pisses me off about MS fanbots. They're not just defending software that is receiving heavy negative feedback but also defending Sinofsky's decision to force Metro in the boot and in the place of the start menu.

I now hate MS fanbots more than Linux forum defenders. At least Linux doesn't have an actual p.r. department.

MS fanbots are just pathetic little nutless boys who would have told us that Bob was a great idea or that kin will sell millions and we should ignore any polls that say otherwise.

MS fanbots need to read this article from J Bruzzese, a Windows professional and author.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/if-you-love-windows-be...

Edited 2012-08-02 00:38 UTC

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RE[2]: Ha!
by MOS6510 on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 05:37 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

When naming all the Windows versions for some strange reason ME is the most easy one to forget.

It's just Windows 98 SE+. Windows 200 wasn't able to unite the NT and DOS versions of Windows, ME was released to well, release something to update Windows 98.

Not sure ME runs any modern software these days like Firefox or MS/Libre Office.

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RE: Ha!
by Drumhellar on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:48 in reply to "Ha!"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

To what extent did you try Win8? I installed the developer preview the day it was out, and have been using it as my main OS since the Consumer Preview was released, and upgraded to the Release Preview the day it came out. It definitely isn't worse than the XP->Vista transition, since Vista broke drivers and software, which is far, far more disruptive than replacing the Start Menu with the Start Screen.

And for most users, that is the biggest change.
Meanwhile, there are lots and lots of good things that Windows 8 brings to the table.

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RE[2]: Ha!
by demosthenese on Wed 1st Aug 2012 19:47 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
demosthenese Member since:
2011-02-01

"Meanwhile, there are lots and lots of good things that Windows 8 brings to the table."

Such as?

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RE[2]: Ha!
by Fergy on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 11:36 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

To what extent did you try Win8? I installed the developer preview the day it was out, and have been using it as my main OS since the Consumer Preview was released, and upgraded to the Release Preview the day it came out.

So how is the start/metro menu? Do you prefer it over the win7 startmenu or did you fix it with third party tools like launchy(my plan)?

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RE: Ha!
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 19:51 in reply to "Ha!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I did manage to get back to the Metro menu. A few times in fact, but the virtual computer was so slow that I have no idea how I did it.

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RE[2]: Ha!
by Lion on Wed 1st Aug 2012 20:49 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
Lion Member since:
2007-03-22

Speed aside... I like windows 8 a lot and use the release preview as my only OS both at home and at work. But I found it damned near unusable in in a vm – not for speed, but due to how much the screen corners matter.
If you have only used windows 8 in a vm, then you are justified in hating it.

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