Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2012 21:30 UTC
Windows Microsoft has made Windows 8's final release available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, so if you are one of those - have fun. The 90-day trial has also been released, so us mere mortals can have a go at it as well. The evaluation version is Windows 8 Enterprise, so it contains a number of features regular users normally won't see. As far as I can tell - it's a bit unclear - the trial version cannot be upgraded to a final version a few months down the line. Happy testing!
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RE[3]: Pass
by twitterfire on Fri 17th Aug 2012 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pass"
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

"Same here. I wouldn't even run it if they gave me a free copy + $200.


As a Mac user who is tempted to jump ship after giving the 90 day trial an install, I can't work out where what all the hatred is about - honestly. I'm sitting here on my iMac running Windows 8 and sure it is a bit different but holy shitballs the way some people react around here is as though Steve Ballmer with Steven Sinofsky in tow both took pot-shots at your mother. Compared to previous releases it finally appears that Microsoft understands the concept of fit and finish rather than previous releases looking little more than quasi distributions resulting from the haphazard amalgamation of different groups works into a single distribution.
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You see, that's the problem: we are Windows users and this one seems to be a release targeted at Mac users & demographics, that's why we hate it so bad. ;)

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RE[4]: Pass
by kaiwai on Fri 17th Aug 2012 16:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Pass"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

You see, that's the problem: we are Windows users and this one seems to be a release targeted at Mac users & demographics, that's why we hate it so bad. ;)


Well I admit I am tempted but they would have to go along way before I even consider trading in my iMac and MacBook for a Lenovo Thinkpad and ThinkStation running Windows 8. Unfortunately for Microsoft half baked seems to be in their blood and I don't see it changing - where as Mac users will raise hell if an icon isn't perfectly alined where as in the Windows world it seems that users are happy to allow 20 years of crappy inconsistency be passed off as 'something to be addressed later' but 20 years later not only never actually addressed but amplified in some cases - open up several core GUI components such as the device manager, mouse control panel and Internet Explorer to see what I mean.

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RE[5]: Pass
by zima on Wed 22nd Aug 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Pass"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Unfortunately for Microsoft half baked seems to be in their blood and I don't see it changing - where as Mac users will raise hell

Ahh, yes, reminds me what kind of POS Final Cut Pro always was... (NVM inconsistency - I've never been on an official Apple presentation where it wouldn't crash at least once; just joked aside)

Also, WRT attention to detail: http://eugenia.queru.com/2009/04/11/stay-the-f--k-away-from-imovief...
(though I guess to me it's also more than about sugar coating)

Edited 2012-08-23 00:15 UTC

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