Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:24 UTC
Windows

Starting today, we will extend availability of our current Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM builds to the developer and IT professional communities via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. The Windows 8.1 RTM Enterprise edition will be available through MSDN and TechNet for businesses later this month.

Developers had been asking for this.

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RE[2]: Reverse Course
by MOS6510 on Tue 10th Sep 2013 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Reverse Course"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

All that being said, your comment isn't relevant to the conversation anyway..


His comment, comparing a Microsoft act with a Microsoft act, isn't relevant, but what have Apple and Linux got to do with it?

Microsoft should have released Windows 8.1 much earlier to developers. This has nothing to do with a WiFi price tag or CLI commands.

Microsoft isn't making live easy for their Windows developers, but they shouldn't mind because Apple has an app store? I'm sure those Windows guys will feel all stress and ill feelings relieved now.

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RE[3]: Reverse Course
by moondevil on Tue 10th Sep 2013 08:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Reverse Course"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

His comment, comparing a Microsoft act with a Microsoft act, isn't relevant, but what have Apple and Linux got to do with it?


Because people like to use a different set of rules when judging Microsoft versus the other corporations.

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RE[4]: Reverse Course
by MOS6510 on Tue 10th Sep 2013 08:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Reverse Course"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

It seems a number of companies have gotten a different rule set, like Apple and Google.

But never mind that, I always dislike any criticism about <something> being waved off because <something else> is worse, because (for one) it doesn't change or solve anything.

During the 90's a lot of Linux criticism was waived off because of Microsoft Windows.

You can always find something that's worse, meaning you should be happy and contend with everything.

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