Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Sep 2012 20:16 UTC, submitted by Bob Stein
Windows ActiveWin.com has just posted their 45-page, 40-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows 8. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including performance, security, application compatibility, and more. "Is Windows 8 a hit or miss? It's a hit, it is clearly Microsoft's most bold development in years, it probably beats out the transition from Program Manager (Windows 3X) to Windows 95, the move from Windows 9x to the NT Kernel. The Windows 8 platform represents so many things: truly touch centric, support for modern processor architectures, fast and fluid as Microsoft puts it and also represents where the majority of the world is heading when it comes to computing, entirely mobile."
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RE: Well...
by jbauer on Wed 26th Sep 2012 21:06 UTC in reply to "Well..."
jbauer
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2005-07-06

It made me switch back to Mac.


Did your Windows 7 suddenly stop working? ;)

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RE[2]: Well...
by ze_jerkface on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:29 in reply to "RE: Well..."
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2012-06-22

Fair point but I could see some switching out of spite.

It's the people on the fence that Windows 8 will push over to the Mac.

I could also expect some new server rollouts going to Linux over this. Word on the street is that CIOs are pissed over Windows 8 since Microsoft hasn't explained how user training costs will be offset (answer: they won't be, this is a dumb plan to take on the iPad). Treating high value customers with disdain is a poor business strategy. A single CIO usually gets the final say in an internal MS vs Open Source debate. Oh and on top of it all Server 2012 has that same metro screen that polls have shown that people don't want. I have no doubt that Linux will pick up some extra web server and intranet portal installations over this.

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