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[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by WereCatf on Fri 26th Oct 2012 01:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
WereCatf
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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[4]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by bassbeast on Sun 28th Oct 2012 02:59 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
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2007-11-11

What's he gonna do, chisel the articles on stone? I hate to break the news to ya but we are down to 3 megacorps and they ALL suck. You have Apple and the Walled garden, MSFT under Ballmer trying to be an Ersatz Apple, and Google is in bed with the NSA and want to know what you had for breakfast.

And PLEASE don't start with the "just use Linux!" meme as many of us have better things to do with our time off than Google for fixes because some dev got an itch and boned an entire subsystem. Hell if anything Linux is WORSE than it was 5 years ago, now you got Pulse falling down, wireless is like a bad joke, and just when gnome 2 and KDE were getting really rock solid and stable the devs went "Oh no, things am stable and people am happy! Quick bizarro devs, we must throw out all the good code and make things crashy again! That will make am miserable!"...sigh.

Hell even Canonical has sold everyone out to Amazon, although frankly i'm betting they'll still not get enough revenue to keep the doors open past 2 years...so you got Apple, MSFT and Google, and only Apple and MSFT in the desktop/laptop space...pick your poison, its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

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