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[4]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Ha!"
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Most programs are i/o bottlenecked. With an SSD my programs are near instant and even with a 5400 rpm drive they are plenty fast thanks to pre-fetching. Sinofsky is going to have to try harder than crap like "displays fonts 500% faster" when I don't remember the last time I waited for Windows to load a font.

This really is the emperor's new OS. The Gold thread is 5000% thinner! Let me know when they come up with some metrics that actually make up for being forced into an animated clusterf*** of crap. Boot times are a joke when you have to boot into metro and then click "desktop". This OS is a joke and the majority will agree, MS fanboys are just going to take a little longer.

Of course, the lack of start menu can be seen as a regression, but once you get used to the start screen, it actually is mostly better.

Nothing says great software like 'once you get used to it'.

Windows 8 makes a complete mess of my start menu. Dumping everything onto a single screen next to a worthless IE is a regression. Sinofsky has never even claimed it is more efficient, it's just a lame-o strategy to encourage tablet app development.

Oh and P.S. I am a .NET developer with an MSDN account so don't think I am a Linux or Mac troll. I also liked Vista and defended it here (after it was fixed) so stew on that for a while.

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