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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RE: Ha!
by tuaris on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:22 UTC in reply to "Ha!"
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Windows Millennium Edition is much better than the crap they have been churning out lately. Give me Windows ME over XP/Vista/7/8 anyday!

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RE[2]: Ha!
by kenji on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:44 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
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Yikes! Windows 2000 pro was much better than winME but the thought of using either makes me shudder.

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RE[3]: Ha!
by lucas_maximus on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Ha!"
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Win 2000 was the first good version of Windows IMHO. NT 4.0 was pretty solid but so limited.

Windows XP which tbh is just 2000 on Steroids has been a good OS since Service Pack 2.

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RE[2]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 00:36 in reply to "RE: Ha!"
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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.

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!"
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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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