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]: LOL
by Neolander on Fri 26th Oct 2012 07:06 UTC in reply to "RE: LOL"
Neolander
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2010-03-08

It's the cute chick that you like at first but then later you find out she has crabs and loves Adam Sandler.

At the point you fantasize about hitting her with a brick you realize that you were better off with the quiet nerd.

I think the point of Metro may be precisely that you didn't notice the quiet nerd first because she was quiet. You know... the usual marketing stuff that can cause even the best designs to turn into monsters, in a process similar to this : http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell

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RE[3]: LOL
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 17:13 in reply to "RE[2]: LOL"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Nah, Metro is more like the loud mouth Jersey girl that won't stop texting you.

WANT TO HANG OUT NOW?

HOW ABOUT NOW?

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RE[4]: LOL
by Morgan on Sun 28th Oct 2012 05:01 in reply to "RE[3]: LOL"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, my experience with Metro on WP7 is exactly the opposite. It's quiet, unassuming and stays out of my way, but it's quick and beautiful in use.

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