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]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by lucas_maximus on Fri 26th Oct 2012 08:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Oh comon, Windows 7 was the first Windows OS that had a fan club.

Edited 2012-10-26 08:13 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by Morgan on Fri 26th Oct 2012 15:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Maybe that was true here on OSNews, but I distinctly recall Windows 2000 being lauded as the best software to ever hit a PC back in its heyday. In fact, the current "Windows 7 is awesome, Windows 8 sucks balls" attitude that is frequently displayed here and elsewhere mirrors the "2000 vs XP" attitude back in those days.

The question is, will 8 be like XP and evolve into a useful OS over time?

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RE[4]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by zlynx on Fri 26th Oct 2012 17:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Windows 2000 was one of my favorites for quite a while. Especially since I almost always built my own 2 CPU SMP boxes and my other choice was NT or Linux.

I did dual boot and run Linux quite a bit, but there were hardly any games and Office compatibility was not good at all.

I went out and bought a full install copy of 2000 the second day it was out. CompUSA if I remember the place right.

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RE[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by thavith_osn on Fri 26th Oct 2012 21:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

You're not serious right?

Remember when Vista came out, XP suddenly became the most loved OS of all time amongst the Windows fans.

I remember 95 coming out, and 98. I remember even though XP was panned much like Win8 is, it was still the favoured child by quite a few.

There are fanbois for all the big OS's, Win, Linux and OS X. If you sit on one side of the fence, then you'll notice the other fans more, that's just how it is.

Linux and MS fans find Apple fans more annoying because they simply don't agree with them, that's all. It works the other ways too.

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RE[4]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by lucas_maximus on Sat 27th Oct 2012 11:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I find Linux fans just as annoying as Apple fans because both groups won't stop trying to ram it down peoples throats.

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