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[2]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Wed 1st Aug 2012 23:51 UTC 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[3]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 00:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Ha!"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Oh jerkface you've been buried again on a tech site.

You'll be wrong about Windows 8 just as you were about Ubuntu and Unity.

Everyone I know has an Ubuntu tablet. Shuttleworth was right to force Unity and ignore the polls.

You were also wrong to call Vista unfinished.

10 out of 10 fanboys agree that LATEST_CRAP is actually awesome.

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RE[4]: Ha!
by ronaldst on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 02:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Ha!"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

Instead of making hilarious assumptions and outlandish generalizations, the overly emotional need to settle down and relax. I know change is scary but it's going to be alright.

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RE[4]: Ha!
by Fergy on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 11:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Ha!"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Everyone I know has an Ubuntu tablet. Shuttleworth was right to force Unity and ignore the polls.

Pics. Or it didn't happen.

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RE[4]: Ha!
by zima on Mon 6th Aug 2012 23:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Ha!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You'll be wrong about Windows 8 just as you were about Ubuntu and Unity.

Everyone I know has an Ubuntu tablet. Shuttleworth was right to force Unity and ignore the polls.

Distrowatch (on which you seem to be basing your estimates WRT the relative health of distros... http://www.osnews.com/permalink?529260 ) doesn't matter, it's just a conduit for loud, frothing, volatile fanboys.

And contrary to what anti-Ubuntu fanboys want to perceive, Ubuntu is doing fine: http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-06/SquidRepor...
Ubuntu 990 M 0.66% - far beyond any other non-Android Linux, including Mint (which has meagre 12.5 M 0.01%)

Oh, but surely you delude yourself that Mint (or some other) are stealing Ubuntu users ...well, let's check the trends - half a year ago: http://stats.wikimedia.org/archive/squid_reports/2012-01/SquidRepor...
Ubuntu 947 M 0.66%, Mint 18.9 M 0.01% (yeah...)

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