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: Comment by YEPHENAS
by dsmogor on Fri 26th Oct 2012 11:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

Thom is an operating systems fanboy. That could be actually the OS news professional title ;) .

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by SaschaW on Fri 26th Oct 2012 18:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
SaschaW Member since:
2007-07-19

Thom is an operating systems fanboy. That could be actually the OS news professional title ;) .


I think the term fanboy has been overused lately. I'd rather call him an OS enthusiast.

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RE[2]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by thavith_osn on Fri 26th Oct 2012 21:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by YEPHENAS"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

Probably most of us here are.

We have our preferred systems, Thom loves his Amiga and BeOS...

We probably wouldn't be here if we are only going to thing about one OS and not check out what everyone else is doing...

Having said that, I was surprised at Thoms enthusiasm with Win 8 all of a sudden, maybe I missed something, but it seemed to be he didn't like it. I can't take the argument that he wants to buy it just for review reasons, I mean, who would take his review that seriously anyway, esp. with sites like Ars out there to do the job (not just Ars, that's an example)...

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