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: 12:01 AM
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 03:28 UTC in reply to "12:01 AM"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

Nope[1].





[1] Windows fanboys please take note that I have an MSDN account and hate this piece of shit called Windows 8. I could list in detail the Metro applications that are still broken but you are better off taking my word on it.

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RE[2]: 12:01 AM
by Brunis on Fri 26th Oct 2012 12:11 in reply to "RE: 12:01 AM"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

Nope[1].

[1] Windows fanboys please take note that I have an MSDN account and hate this piece of shit called Windows 8. I could list in detail the Metro applications that are still broken but you are better off taking my word on it.


I guess i should be thankful i installed the Windows7 upgrade from MSDN, that prevents the Windows8 from MSDN from working. Better luck with Windows9 MS!

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RE[3]: 12:01 AM
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 17:33 in reply to "RE[2]: 12:01 AM"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

My Server 2012 key will also remain unused because of metro.

Microsoft will not only lose desktop upgrades over this crap but also on the server. Mixed shops will be using more Linux which also means less SQL Server. Ballmer you f&*&(@ dumbass go look at your books sometime and take a good long look at how much profit you guys make from your enterprise products.

Some very large companies will turn off the money spigot over this crap. Then what? Talk about how Windows 8 is the future? Yea you blab about future tablet sales while Apple actually sells them.

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RE[2]: 12:01 AM
by capi_x on Fri 26th Oct 2012 13:21 in reply to "RE: 12:01 AM"
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2012-08-29

Windows 8 is by far the most incoherent OS of all time.

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RE[2]: 12:01 AM
by bassbeast on Sun 28th Oct 2012 02:52 in reply to "RE: 12:01 AM"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Look...its a WinPhone, okay? That's all it is, its a Hail Mary from Ballmer and Sinofsky because they spent on average $450 on advertising for every lousy $50 Lumia contract that got signed and they STILL couldn't give 'em away, so they have this crazy idea that if they force the desktop and laptop users into this Zune/WinPhone GUI that they'll "get used to it" and buy WinPhones and WinTabs, that's all.

Look, we ALL know it sucks, we ALL know its gonna bomb, its not exactly a big secret, hell I've had it running in my shop since Feb for customers to try and NOBODY liked the damn thing, but Ballmer has to try SOMETHING because X86 has been flatline for a couple of years now and smartphones are selling, nobody wants WinPhones so...yeah, there you have it, from the mind that brought you a Feces brown Zune that "squirted" here comes Win 8...sigh.

I'll just be glad when his fat behind gets out of the big chair and somebody with a brain can take over the company, because it really has been a "lost decade" at MSFT and frankly the only bright spot they've had was Win 7, which if rumors are true that was only because Ballmer was too busy with Zune to care, even when he has a hit like the X360 he flubs it, like how he made them rush the X360 without enough cooling so they ended up smoky bacon flavored...sigh.

If you want to get a phone or a tablet and want Windows? meh, it'll be alright, although its seriously lacking in apps and I doubt the devs are gonna jump on board, but if you have a desktop or laptop? just skip it. I'm gonna buy one of the $40 copies just so I'll have it for testing in a VM, but run it day to day? No thanks, i like having my sanity and win 8 is hair pulling stupid when it comes to design.

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