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[3]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 00:59 UTC 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[5]: Ha!
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 06:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Ha!"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Ah the 'fear of change' fallback argument, typically used by Windows 8 defenders since they can't sell this POS on technical merit.

So tell me, were the people who predicted that Bob would fail afraid of change or in touch with reality?

I called Gnome 3 an abomination early on, I predicted Ubuntu would lose the top spot on Distrowatch over Unity and I'm now calling Windows 8 a POS that the most people will hate.

I'd like to think that I'm gifted when it comes to predicting interface changes but I just read the polls and gauge initial user reactions. Windows 8 also doesn't pass the smell test. It just stinks.

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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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