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Windows 8 may drive me to Linux

Mar 21, 2012, 23:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Murray)

"I have been a Microsoft defender for decades. ?No, MS-DOS 4.0 isn?t really that bad,? I pleaded to friends almost 25 years ago. ?Give Windows 98 a chance? I begged ten or 11 years later. Heck, I extolled the virtues of Vista (which I did believe in, by the way) to anyone willing to listen. But in the wake of last week?s introduction of the Consumer Preview edition of Windows 8, I can say only this: Microsoft, you?re on your own.

"Never ? and I?m going to repeat this for additional emphasis, never ? have I been as horrified by one of the company?s products as I am by this one. (Yes, I used Microsoft Bob.) Every choice seems to have been made for a sketchy reason, and the full collection of them bears the haphazard feel of the morning after a particularly raucous college party. Scratch that: Even at my most inebriated, I?m pretty sure I would never conceive of something like Windows 8."

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