Microsoft's Windows 8 Reaches RTM Milestone Today

31

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

bear454

Where's the article about how Huge gaming houses are completely bent about Windows 8?

First Valve's Newell: http://allthingsd.com/20120725/valves-gabe-newell-on-the-future-of-games-wearable-computers-windows-8-and-more/,
then Blizzard's Pardo: https://twitter.com/Rob_Pardo/status/228235190705729536,
now Micecraft's Notch: http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/xfzdg/i_am_markus_persson_aka_notch_creator_of/c5m0sex

Stop fanboying Windows!

avatar

devin3627

they are only kick-starting portable devices... tablets.

avatar

Engelsstaub

"Guys! ...check this out: I have this new theory. Microsoft is on this cycle of good OS/bad OS. Have you ever heard that? Like...there was ME? Which was crap. Then there was XP...which was good? Then Vista? Crap. 7 was really good. Guys: just wait for 9, ok?"

I swear I just thought this up right now and I thought I'd introduce everyone to this virgin-nugget of unheard-of wisdom.

avatar

MaximumMike

Actually the cycle is nearly as old as Windows. My first experience with Windows was on 3.1, which in its time was hands down the best game in town. But the previous version was supposed to be crap. Then Windows 95 was crap and Windows 98 was good. And even more precisely, Windows 95a was a huge piece of crap and Win95b was a polished turd. Then Win98 1st Edition was broken and Windows 98SE was perfect (for its time). So, this is actually nothing new at all for Microsoft.

avatar

maxeeemum

Yawn...............

avatar

angryone

Count me among the people tired of being told they are against change. In reality, I embrace change, as most tech oriented people do. I am usually one of the first people to install new versions of Windows. I looked forward to Windows 8 and downloaded the Consumer Preview as soon as it became available. However, Windows 8 isn't just a drastic change, its a difficult change for people who are so use to using a mouse and prefer to use a mouse as I do. How difficult would it be for Microsoft to include a start button/menu in the desktop for Windows 8 and give users the option of booting into Metro or the desktop? That's all it would take to make it easier for everyone to use. A simple change for them and they would garner full support of desktop users and increase their sales of Windows 8 one hundred fold. But Microsoft would rather be stubborn force their ideas on the world than worry about sales. Think about how arrogant that is to more concerned about forcing Metro on everyone than their own profits. Windows 8 is going to fail. Anybody who can search Google can see it. After trying Windows 8 for a couple months, I not only installed Ubuntu Linux on my desktop, I actually purchased a Macbook Air; my first Apple product. And I am not the only one.

avatar

DoctorX

^ This ^

avatar

Rift2

I heard this OS causes people alot of Eyestrain so bad in fact they had to goto the Doctor and get either Lasik Contacts lenes or Glasses.

avatar

kixofmyg0t

Well ur screwed.

It seems like ur current OS is causing you so much eye strain that you are triple posting.

Look in the top right corner and find the red box with an X in it. Click it. Click it every time you see it from now on.

avatar

Rift2

I heard this OS causes people alot of Eyestrain so bad in fact they had to goto the Doctor and get either Lasik Contacts lenes or Glasses.

avatar

Rift2

I heard this OS causes people alot of Eyestrain so bad in fact they had to goto the Doctor and get either Lasik Contacts lenes or Glasses.

avatar

DogPatch1149

Been running the Consumer Preview in a virtual machine, and it's been pretty smooth so far...but I've only done that because at some point I'll probably have to help and support users running it.

Start8 from Stardock seems to work just fine at restoring the Start button, so my Windows 8 experience isn't bad at all, but I'll stick with Windows 7. There's just no compelling reason to upgrade unless I get touch-based hardware.

avatar

don2041

I will be stocking up on xp & 7 from ebay I tried win 8 it sucks

avatar

MarioJP

I see no way of hindering productivity. I really don't see whats the fuss is all about.

avatar

usmckozmo

I've noticed a pattern of Microsoft releasing good versions of Windows every other cycle:

98 = Good
ME = Crap
XP = Good
Vista = Crap
7 = Good
8= ....

avatar

livebriand

If they don't let people disable metro, this will fail. Period.

avatar

Xenite

They should only need to print up about 12 copies, that should about cover the demand.

avatar

wolfing

well, a good thing for MS is that their file servers won't be too crowded, don't think many people will jump to get this one.

avatar

kevaskous

Great news, gonna have to dig and find this myself. win8 is fantastic and brings a lot of really cool features especially for more modern pc users, for example it's far more powerful native multi monitor support. I really enjoy this Os minus a few kinks it has with compatibility.

All in all though after learning all the hot keys and such it's really a great os, Metro took some getting used to but seeing as it does way more than start did I am fine, wish it had a peek mode similar to start's size and a bit more customizable but it's fine as is, sure that will be 3rd party added anyways.

To anyone who hates on it, you simply can't tolerate change to your routine, you can't adapt, tech field doesn't need stagnate people, embrace the adapting environment for find a new hobby.

avatar

psycoking

You know, it really irks me whenever a Windows 8's supporter says that people who dislike Windows 8 are just afraid of change. I started using Vista during its beta. I started using Windows 7 during its beta. And I am currently using the Windows 8 Release Preview. With all 3 of these betas I formatted my previous Windows installation and simply started using the new beta as not just my primary OS, but as the only OS on my system.

So don't tell me that I can't tolerate change.

I usually jump to a new version of Windows very quickly, and I always expect there to be an adjustment period. I adjusted to both Windows Vista and Windows 7 very quickly. I initially disliked the Windows 7 taskbar, but within a week of using it I was in love with it and didn't want to go back.

Windows 8 is a different story though. I have been using it for a few months now and I still dislike it. I dislike it so much that I went out and bought a cheap $300 laptop so that I can learn to use Linux, just in case Windows 8 succeeds and Metro really does become the future of Windows. So far I am enjoying my time with Linux, even though I hardly know how to do anything in it. I enjoy it far more than using Windows 8. And I have to say, Linux is a much bigger change to my routine than Windows 8 is.

So, yeah, it's not change that I dislike. It's Windows 8 that I dislike, because the change it brings is for the worse.

avatar

DoctorX

Ok, time to go back to high school kiddie. Do not tell me to change my routine. I have ran windows 8 cp since it came out. I disabled Metro everything and use classic shell for start menu. It is fine. In fact it runs very fast compared to Windows 7. But Metro should have been staged. All we are asking is give us a way to disable Metro. Introduce us to it a piece at a time. Metro could have been better if they took the recommendations, but saying our way or the highway will just push us to linux.

avatar

Hey.That_Dude

You should know that adaptation takes time. They shouldn't just dive in head first and piss of their market.
Win8 should have been split between tablet/smartphone and desktop segment. Then they should have integrated in Win9.

Oh and don't tell us to adapt. Tell 80% of business to get off their collective, cheap arses and code for the new windows so that they can move off of XP!

avatar

kevaskous

I'm not even referring to the executive market, those guys are just plain nuts. You don't even wanna know the pcs that handle your banking information lol.

No what they have done with win8 is fine, it works, vista has trouble working with some hardware(Even though it was the vendor's own fault), win8 does not have this issue.

avatar

SkavenUk

I'll wait a year before I grab this to see how it works out for people. I have a feeling it's going the way of Vista however.

avatar

eastbayrae

You are clueless if you believe this. If they only sold it on tablets, etc. it would be a winner. It has all of functionality of Win 7.

avatar

DoctorX

you are clueless if you believe this. They made a tablet os and tried to force it on the desktop. Make it much easier for keyboard and mouse, and get rid of the full screen bullshit, then we will talk.

avatar

steve771

RTM = Rape The Masses, as M$ is so known for. If they thought people didn't adopt Vista quick enough, wait for the results on this POS. Win7 works just fine, there's no reason to go with Win8 unless you want to line M$ pockets.

avatar

Cregan89

Win95 worked just fine too.

The logic of the commenter's on MaxPC astounds me...

avatar

Dxcv

I have to agree. Using a tablet interface for a desktop computer is like using a lighter to try and cook a steak. It might work, but it is going to be hard to do.

avatar

MarioJP

Failed analogy why? Except that W8 does everything that 7 does that's why.

avatar

DoctorX

win7 has a start menu and doesnt have metro.. I think win7 is better. Win8 wont run the same programs like gpu-z without disabling uac. uac sucks.

avatar

Dxcv

No, the analogy works. I was highlighting the absurdity of the interface, not the functionality of the overall system.

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.