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

"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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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Liar.

Unless every user was using Web Apps which were standards compliant ... I don't believe you.

The abuse of Excel on its own would prove to be too much cost wise to migrate.

Edited 2012-10-26 08:18 UTC

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Lorin Member since:
2010-04-06

Liar, is one of your famous responses, how much does Microsoft pay you? Actually I just saw your picture when I was searching for a good splash screen sample for C# looks like your are one of theirs, haha

Edited 2012-10-26 09:37 UTC

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Liar.

Unless every user was using Web Apps which were standards compliant ... I don't believe you.

The abuse of Excel on its own would prove to be too much cost wise to migrate.


LibreOffice works just as well as MS Office most of the time (in fact back when I was doing freelance work, I found OO Calc to be better than MS Office for working with large CSV datasets).

And for the few cases where MS Office is a must have (not just a preference, but an undeniable requirement), then you can always RDP into a Windows terminal server and use that.

This would be giving users a chance to migrate without hampering production.

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