Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Oct 2012 20:50 UTC
Windows "Microsoft today announced the global availability of its popular Windows operating system, Windows 8. Beginning Friday, Oct. 26, consumers and businesses worldwide will be able to experience all that Windows 8 has to offer, including a beautiful new user interface and a wide range of applications with the grand opening of the Windows Store." I'm still not clear on what '12:01 AM local time' means, but if it means it goes on sale in every country on 12:01 AM, I'll be buying in a bit over an hour!
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Comment by YEPHENAS
by YEPHENAS on Thu 25th Oct 2012 21:27 UTC
YEPHENAS
Member since:
2008-07-14

"but if it means it goes on sale in every country on 12:01 AM, I'll be buying in a bit over an hour!"

Wow, I had no idea that this kind of fanboy can exist for WINDOWS.

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by ilovebeer on Thu 25th Oct 2012 21:37 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

"but if it means it goes on sale in every country on 12:01 AM, I'll be buying in a bit over an hour!"

Wow, I had no idea that this kind of fanboy can exist for WINDOWS.

Those kinds of fanboys exist for linux, ios, android, you name it. There's no shortage of cheerleaders in the os world.

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by ozonehole on Fri 26th Oct 2012 00:22 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
ozonehole Member since:
2006-01-07

Ugh, I expected better of Thom. He does a great job here on OSNews reporting the endless abuses of the patent system by Microsoft and Apple. Which makes it hard for me to understand his willingness to financially support beasts like Microsoft and Apple whenever they release a new product.

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by WereCatf on Fri 26th Oct 2012 01:18 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Ugh, I expected better of Thom. He does a great job here on OSNews reporting the endless abuses of the patent system by Microsoft and Apple. Which makes it hard for me to understand his willingness to financially support beasts like Microsoft and Apple whenever they release a new product.


Well, from a pragmatic standpoint whether or not he buys their products won't change anything regarding patents. Academia, large corporations, and how much money goes to whose pockets are the things that can change that, and Thom obviously just ain't an influential character enough.

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 26th Oct 2012 02:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

I agree, his articles seem to be quite hypocritical lately...

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 18:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Which makes it hard for me to understand his willingness to financially support beasts like Microsoft and Apple whenever they release a new product.


Well it is OSNews which means he needs to try a variety of operating systems but I did find his Apple purchase a bit strange after all the Samsung/Apple rants. I'm surprised he didn't buy a hackintosh actually.

I have ranted about Windows 8 and I'm sure as hell not giving Microsoft any money this year. I believe in voting with your wallet and if I buy a new laptop next year it will be on ebay. I almost bought a Windows 7 netbook before Windows 8 but then I decided I didn't even want to add $20 to their quarterly income. Will it make a difference? Yes it makes me feel better and I have a feeling that I won't be the only person doing some wallet voting this year.

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 03:04 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Wow, I had no idea that this kind of fanboy can exist for WINDOWS.


Sigh. It wasn't always this way.

Windows fans are like Yankees fans but somehow more annoying and obnoxious.

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by lucas_maximus on Fri 26th Oct 2012 08:12 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Oh comon, Windows 7 was the first Windows OS that had a fan club.

Edited 2012-10-26 08:13 UTC

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by dsmogor on Fri 26th Oct 2012 11:58 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Thom is an operating systems fanboy. That could be actually the OS news professional title ;) .

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by SaschaW on Fri 26th Oct 2012 18:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
SaschaW Member since:
2007-07-19

Thom is an operating systems fanboy. That could be actually the OS news professional title ;) .


I think the term fanboy has been overused lately. I'd rather call him an OS enthusiast.

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by thavith_osn on Fri 26th Oct 2012 21:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

Probably most of us here are.

We have our preferred systems, Thom loves his Amiga and BeOS...

We probably wouldn't be here if we are only going to thing about one OS and not check out what everyone else is doing...

Having said that, I was surprised at Thoms enthusiasm with Win 8 all of a sudden, maybe I missed something, but it seemed to be he didn't like it. I can't take the argument that he wants to buy it just for review reasons, I mean, who would take his review that seriously anyway, esp. with sites like Ars out there to do the job (not just Ars, that's an example)...

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by kjmph on Fri 26th Oct 2012 16:18 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
kjmph Member since:
2009-07-17

Um, Thom writes about OSes. I would hope he doesn't put blinders on and only report about free OSes. Unless proprietary OSes are sending him free versions of latest upgrades, he has to spend *a lot* of money on reporting all this to us. So, yes, he should be buying it as soon as it is on sale.

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