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[3]: 12:01 AM
by ze_jerkface on Fri 26th Oct 2012 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 12:01 AM"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

My Server 2012 key will also remain unused because of metro.

Microsoft will not only lose desktop upgrades over this crap but also on the server. Mixed shops will be using more Linux which also means less SQL Server. Ballmer you f&*&(@ dumbass go look at your books sometime and take a good long look at how much profit you guys make from your enterprise products.

Some very large companies will turn off the money spigot over this crap. Then what? Talk about how Windows 8 is the future? Yea you blab about future tablet sales while Apple actually sells them.

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RE[4]: 12:01 AM
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 27th Oct 2012 17:35 in reply to "RE[3]: 12:01 AM"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

you are nuts. Server 2012 is possibly the best Server operating system MS has ever produced.

You know you can have 2012 launch directly to the desktop.

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