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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LOL
by Lorin on Thu 25th Oct 2012 22:16 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

"including a beautiful new user interface"

Yeah right, thanks for the early morning humor. Metro is like that beautiful woman you see at the bar, once you get a better look and take it for a ride you find she has no substance and less intelligence than a stone.

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RE: LOL
by 1c3d0g on Thu 25th Oct 2012 22:51 in reply to "LOL"
1c3d0g Member since:
2005-07-06

Agreed. Once you take her home, you find out she's a tranny whore, just like that Metro kludge. Absolutely disgusting, to say the least!

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RE[2]: LOL
by WereCatf on Thu 25th Oct 2012 22:55 in reply to "RE: LOL"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Once you take her home, you find out she's a tranny


I wouldn't mind.

just like that Metro kludge.


That I do mind.

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RE[2]: LOL
by r_a_trip on Fri 26th Oct 2012 10:26 in reply to "RE: LOL"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, at least a post-op, transsexual prostitute, knows who she is and how she wants to live her life and all the jigly bits are in the right places. (Assuming you meant a male to female transsexual, but it would equally work with a post-op, female to male gigolo.)

Modern UI is none of the above.

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RE: LOL
by BeamishBoy on Thu 25th Oct 2012 22:52 in reply to "LOL"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

I find it difficult to believe that any reader of OSNews has ever met a beautiful woman in a bar and "taken her for a ride", much less that they're picky enough to subsequently regret it when it turns out she doesn't know C++.

;-)

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RE[2]: LOL
by kuraegomon on Fri 26th Oct 2012 00:53 in reply to "RE: LOL"
kuraegomon Member since:
2009-01-05

There are outliers in every herd ;-)

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RE[2]: LOL
by phoenix on Fri 26th Oct 2012 03:59 in reply to "RE: LOL"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Been there, done that. Twice, in fact. Don't recommend it, except as a learning experience.

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RE[2]: LOL
by Lorin on Fri 26th Oct 2012 09:34 in reply to "RE: LOL"
Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

I find it difficult to believe that any reader of OSNews has ever met a beautiful woman in a bar and "taken her for a ride", much less that they're picky enough to subsequently regret it when it turns out she doesn't know C++.

;-)


Come to China for awhile, nerds translate to "high income potential"

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RE[2]: LOL
by iskios on Sat 27th Oct 2012 09:29 in reply to "RE: LOL"
iskios Member since:
2005-07-06

Best Reply Ever!

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RE: LOL
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 03:18 in reply to "LOL"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

It's the cute chick that you like at first but then later you find out she has crabs and loves Adam Sandler.

At the point you fantasize about hitting her with a brick you realize that you were better off with the quiet nerd.

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RE[2]: LOL
by Neolander on Fri 26th Oct 2012 07:06 in reply to "RE: LOL"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It's the cute chick that you like at first but then later you find out she has crabs and loves Adam Sandler.

At the point you fantasize about hitting her with a brick you realize that you were better off with the quiet nerd.

I think the point of Metro may be precisely that you didn't notice the quiet nerd first because she was quiet. You know... the usual marketing stuff that can cause even the best designs to turn into monsters, in a process similar to this : http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell

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RE: LOL
by Soulbender on Sat 27th Oct 2012 10:25 in reply to "LOL"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

once you get a better look and take it for a ride you find she has no substance and less intelligence than a stone.


Picking up women, you do it wrong.

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