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2012-10-30 09:28:56 AM  
5 votes:

Dinobot: /Didn't like the demo we got at work

Same. It declared full touch screen support on the box, but it was totally unresponsive to both finger and pen marks on the monitor. That was really disappointing, and I scratched the shiat out of my monitor and had to get a new one.
2012-10-30 11:20:15 AM  
2 votes:
Leaked preview of Windows 9:

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2012-10-30 09:24:27 AM  
2 votes:

vartian: Hmmmm...so it's like a collection of Facebook apps?

Yes, but instead of friend requests it gives you diabetes.
2012-10-30 09:53:06 AM  
1 vote:

CmndrFish: eriously, I take everybody that is biatching about Windows 8 about as seriously as the people that whine and cry every time Facebook changes.

Deal with it, kids. Windows 8 is the future, because 80% of people don't need anything more than a tablet that has Office and a web browser. The full, x86, Windows PC is dead as a device that everybody has one, two, or three of.

Microsoft recognizes it. That's why Windows 8 looks the way it does.

Not to mention that Windows 8 is really a better desktop OS as well. It's significantly faster than 7. Hit the Windows key and start typing whenever you want to open up a program. You'll have it open and be on your way much faster than you ever would be in Win7. This is not in any way a half-baked product, it's a smart realization of a changing industry, and superior to Windows 7 on just about every level. And if you all took 10 minutes to learn how to use it instead of instantly recoiling in horror because it looks different, maybe you'd realize that.

Know how I know you don't work in, or have ever seen, a typical office in North America?
2012-10-30 09:46:15 AM  
1 vote:

kroonermanblack: I tried Linux.

Your analogy is more closely related to 'its like buying a beater and spending all your spare time tweaking and fixing and tuning it and then acting like you're a better person than the guy driving a 300,000$ sports car.

Windows 7 = minivan. Reliable, but not particularly interesting or exceptional.

Linux = ricer. Massive glue-on spoiler, eight different type-R stickers, and your choice of underbody glow.

Windows 8 = pedo driving an ice cream truck.
2012-10-30 09:43:36 AM  
1 vote:
Windows 8 is exactly like Hitler.
..but worse.
2012-10-30 09:28:40 AM  
1 vote:

Linux_Yes: Dear Monopoly$oft,

God bless you for windows 8 too! you've been so very helpful.



You know what's going to happen coming in here with that stuff. Couldn't you just post as an alt for threads like this? :)
2012-10-30 09:28:05 AM  
1 vote:
This is all you need to know about how Windows 8 is so badly put together... (also, his other news links and the video at the bottom)

And if that doesn't convince you, remember the ancient rule that always works: "Every other version of Windows sucks."

Windows 2 sucked
Windows 3.11 was good (for being Windows...)
Windows 95 sucked
Windows 98 was good
Windows ME sucked
Windows XP was good
Windows Vista sucked
Windows 7 was good
Windows 8 will suck

I'm sure Windows 9 will stop their "re-invention" period, and they'll hunker down to fix bugs and interface problems. That's their biggest problem: they don't know when to slow down to enter a period of bug fixing and instead just release a half-baked product. Then they get reamed as the public rips them several new assholes. Then they fix the bugs. Rinse, repeat, wipe hands on pants.
2012-10-30 09:27:22 AM  
1 vote:

Molavian: Linux_Yes: windows 8?

just another reminder to me of how sweet its been using Linux all these years.

Yes, it's the year of the Linux desktop. Again.

its been the year for the Linux desktop since 2005 for me. once i left XP, i never looked back. didn't know what i was missing.

but you go ahead down the cul de sac you're on. i mean, what could go wrong?

oh, and don't forget to update that antivirus!
2012-10-30 09:24:59 AM  
1 vote:
Dear Monopoly$oft,

God bless you for windows 8 too! you've been so very helpful.


2012-10-30 09:24:13 AM  
1 vote:

Linux_Yes: windows 8?

just another reminder to me of how sweet its been using Linux all these years.

Yes, it's the year of the Linux desktop. Again.
2012-10-30 09:22:28 AM  
1 vote:
Everyone responsible for working on any part of Windows 8 needs to be tied up in a sack and beaten with bamboo poles before being thrown in a septic tank.
2012-10-30 07:43:33 AM  
1 vote:
Yes, windows 8. You're a hot sportscar with power to spare. Unfortunately, your cockpit and controls were made from Tinkertoys.
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