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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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by ozonehole on Fri 26th Oct 2012 00:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
ozonehole
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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"
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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[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by Soulbender on Sat 27th Oct 2012 04:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
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2005-08-18

Well, from a pragmatic standpoint whether or not he buys their products won't change anything regarding patents.


I think it's called "having integrity" when you actually do what you say.

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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[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by kwan_e on Fri 26th Oct 2012 02:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

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


Your retardedness (and the retardedness of others) continue to show no bounds.

Perhaps the purpose of buying it is to get a chance to use it for reviewing? Some people like to have some kind of journalistic standard and review a proper release of a product rather than beta or RC versions. Some people also like not to be accused of being anti-MS all the time. Some people also like to be a thinking human being and not hate things out of reflex and dogmatism.

People like you are hypocritical all the time, not just 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"
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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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