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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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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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

And yet I get lots of nice euros while developing for Windows platforms

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ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

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.


You must be a really horrible developer. You may even want to go (back) to school if you're having that hard of a time with it.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yeah ... it really hard to develop web, phone desktop applications and games with Windows using Visual Studio</sarcasm>

Even taking the visual studio part of it out, The only platform I can't think you can't develop something on Windows with is iOS.

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