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[4]: A mixed bag
by Nelson on Thu 27th Sep 2012 02:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A mixed bag"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

You're a vocal minority. A statistical rounding error in the grand scheme of things. Your opinion, while valuable to you, is largely meaningless.

There was careful and methodical reasoning behind a lot of the decisions made with Windows 8. Lengthy blog posts.

Telemetry which suggested usage patterns and hardware configurations. Endless data. Yet, you come here without directly even addressing that, and instead pretend to speak on behalf of a sizeable portion of the Windows userbase.

I think you grossly overstate the amount of people who concern themselves with such things. Remember how Vista DRM was the end of the world? In the end, no one gave a shit. Same deal here.

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RE[5]: A mixed bag
by ze_jerkface on Thu 27th Sep 2012 06:26 in reply to "RE[4]: A mixed bag"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Oh I see you fell for Sinofsky's blog posts about telemetry which never actually included outside public user studies. He also didn't respond to any of the polls that showed overwhelming rejection. In fact the little Jobs wannabe hasn't been blogging and is hiding in a corner somewhere.

But what do I know, after all Microsoft always releases products after careful market testing.

SENT FROM MY KIN

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RE[6]: A mixed bag
by Nelson on Thu 27th Sep 2012 06:36 in reply to "RE[5]: A mixed bag"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


But what do I know


Nothing.

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RE[5]: A mixed bag
by quackalist on Thu 27th Sep 2012 08:25 in reply to "RE[4]: A mixed bag"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Hmm, speaking statistical rounding error to statistical rounding error you really suck at rhetoric, thanks anyway for your invaluable opinion.

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RE[6]: A mixed bag
by Nelson on Thu 27th Sep 2012 09:52 in reply to "RE[5]: A mixed bag"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Save me the time and don't speak.

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