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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Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

"Or it could mean that you'd rather use an OS that runs faster, boots faster, and is more memory efficient than Windows 7. Not to mention sporting some other features like native USB 3 support, a much improve task manager, hyper-V virtualization, native mounting of ISO files, taskbars on multiple monitors, etc. "

A great description of Linux which has all those features.

Edited 2012-10-26 03:43 UTC

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

A great description of Linux which has all those features.


Who cares? Linux as a desktop OS was irrelevant in the 1990's, is irrelevant now, and will be irrelevant 10 years from now.

Edited 2012-10-26 05:43 UTC

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Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

"A great description of Linux which has all those features.


Who cares? Linux as a desktop OS was irrelevant in the 1990's, is irrelevant now, and will be irrelevant 10 years from now.
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I'm sure the developer of the distro we selected doesn't think so, 200k machines migrated from Windows at $50 each and on our end no complaints from any of the users. So drink the kool-aid fanbois and continue to dream as more of the enterprise industries along with most Governments switch.

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Yehppael Member since:
2012-08-01

Who cares? Linux as a desktop OS was irrelevant in the 1990's, is irrelevant now, and will be irrelevant 10 years from now.


There are people who care. From a developer's point of view Windows IS worthless. It might run better now and have a different interface, but underneath, it's the same old thing with the same support and the same insane management decisions that make it impossible to write any software on it.

People have trouble writing apps for the windows store, which right now has 8-9k, while the others have millions. Millions!!!

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