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[4]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by bassbeast on Sun 28th Oct 2012 02:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
bassbeast
Member since:
2007-11-11

What's he gonna do, chisel the articles on stone? I hate to break the news to ya but we are down to 3 megacorps and they ALL suck. You have Apple and the Walled garden, MSFT under Ballmer trying to be an Ersatz Apple, and Google is in bed with the NSA and want to know what you had for breakfast.

And PLEASE don't start with the "just use Linux!" meme as many of us have better things to do with our time off than Google for fixes because some dev got an itch and boned an entire subsystem. Hell if anything Linux is WORSE than it was 5 years ago, now you got Pulse falling down, wireless is like a bad joke, and just when gnome 2 and KDE were getting really rock solid and stable the devs went "Oh no, things am stable and people am happy! Quick bizarro devs, we must throw out all the good code and make things crashy again! That will make am miserable!"...sigh.

Hell even Canonical has sold everyone out to Amazon, although frankly i'm betting they'll still not get enough revenue to keep the doors open past 2 years...so you got Apple, MSFT and Google, and only Apple and MSFT in the desktop/laptop space...pick your poison, its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

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RE[5]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by Soulbender on Sun 28th Oct 2012 05:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

What's he gonna do, chisel the articles on stone?


He's been doing that just fine up until now without Windows 8.
Besides, Thom is clearly competent enough to use an alternative OS to post articles, if he should so desire.

many of us have better things to do with our time off than Google for fixes


Yeah, I got tired of that and stopped using Windows...

[...snip same old tired rants that got old a long time ago...]

pick your poison, its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other


I already picked mine and it's neither.

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RE[6]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by bassbeast on Tue 30th Oct 2012 20:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Miss his 2 page long rant about just switching to a chat window while running a video caused X11 to crap itself and take out his desktop?

I'll get crap for speaking the truth and not drinking the koolaid, but I'm honestly too old to care...wanna know what Linux is? its an old 75 Dodge sitting in a field rusting. IF you spend the time to fix it up and IF you learn all its quirks and IF you don't mind spending your weekends under the hood? You can make it a nice car, a hot rod even. But there is a REASON why most people don't head straight to the nearest junkyard to buy a car, its because we have better things to do than mess with the car all damned weekend so we would rather pay to have something that WORKS, and Linux? DON'T.

I draw your eyes to this article, BTW please note its the 2012 edition, they have been putting it out every year for nearly 5 years now and the list NEVER gets smaller, ONLY bigger..

http://linuxfonts.narod.ru/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.c...

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RE[5]: Comment by YEPHENAS
by zima on Tue 30th Oct 2012 02:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by YEPHENAS"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I hate to break the news to ya but we are down to 3 megacorps and they ALL suck. [...] Google is in bed with the NSA and want to know what you had for breakfast.

Makes you wonder when will we have it like in Syndicate or Syndicate Wars? ...and is that why Google wants augmented glasses, soon implants? (vide intro screenshots in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicate_Wars#Plot )

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