Perhaps, though they should probably remember that one doesn't become a leader by following.
At anyrate I'd probably not download it anyway, but I suppose if someone is incline or for some reason needs to use windows and they are unable to afford to upgrade to windows 8/8.1 I suppose having a limited version of 8.1 might be better then remaining on windows xp once its support is completely dropped.
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Mirosoft has been a leader of the desktops computing for years now but with the rise of portable devices and cloud computing I think the nomination of Satya Nadella is to put the corporation back in the forefront of innovations. We will see...
I believe it this kind fo operating system has it's advantage. For one it's a lot better to be able to pay less (probably round 250$) for a new laptop. It can make a good Linux machine as well.
Microsoft set up a web site so it's users can determine what version of Windows they are using - turns out the average Windows user has no idea: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...erating-system
I distinctly remember installing Xubuntu 12.04 on this box. Well, imagine my surprise when I went to the site and was told this:
I must have partied too much back in the day. It looks like they put the start menu back where it belongs except it's on the top instead of the bottom. And it doesn't say start it looks more a mouse head. Anyway it works pretty good except I can't seem to install any Windows software on it. Maybe I forgot to register it.
I worked on a few Windows 8.* OS on other machines and I can wait for the next Windows OS before I add anything to this computer or any other that I own.
Same result for me, and I've got Xubuntu 14.04 on this netbook.
Please, people, remember to BACKUP before you install that new system. Same if you're upgrading.
Just checked on Ubuntu/FVWM/firefox, and on Mac OS X/safari, and I guess they both look a lot like Windows 8.1.
Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!