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Or just trying to keep their releases coming so people don't use MAC OSX or Linux. Think of it as a placeholder, as if to say "we will be back with a good OS in 2 years."

I don't think they are worried about Linux all that much. Their primary competitor is Apple.
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Or just trying to keep their releases coming so people don't use MAC OSX or Linux. Think of it as a placeholder, as if to say "we will be back with a good OS in 2 years."

That's a big problem with MS though. They release a crappy OS, give companies an awesome deal on it to throw on their OEM systems and they run with it. Then when the REAL OS is released people have to spend more cash to upgrade, or go through the hassle of trying to get the free upgrade that comes with the PC they bought six months ago.

I'm not a Mac user, I have never owned one, and probably never will, but Apple releases completed, fully functional OS's without all the hassle and problems that MS delivers with EVERY OS they release.

Look at Vista, for example. That OS was an incomplete version of 7. It was pre-installed on most computers sold in that time frame, and shortly after, it was dropped and replaced by 7. In the meantime, it was a holy terror for those that used it (or TRIED to use it) for anything more than the absolute basics. I bought two laptops in that time frame, and both came with Vista. Both of them were tested for two days for defects on Vista to make sure I wanted to keep them, and then formatted, and installed with XP.

I would figure Win 8 is going to be just another "placeholder" as you put it, for a REAL OS release a year later.

At this point, I'm typing this on Win 8 in VirtualBox. The system is just Win 7 with some added features. Being that this is just a Dev. release, I'm sure it will be glorified some more, and changed up to be different. But where's the reason to "upgrade" to 8, if it's still the same as 7?
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I don't think they are worried about Linux all that much. Their primary competitor is Apple.

Linux will never be a real competitor for MS or Apple. Being that it's based on being open source and primarily a free OS, not to mention it's not as "user friendly" as OSX or Windows. People using Linux are usually dual-booting with Windows.
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Aaaaaannnd... I gave up on it. lol

Between VirtualBox being too slow, and Win 8 being just like Win 7, I lost interest.
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This with a few exceptions. Some distro's of Linux are very user friendly, like Ubuntu. However, I feel MS ins't worried about Linux simply because it's know to be more complex and not as easy as windows. That being said, personally I haven't even bothered with Win 8, and don't plan to. At first I was excited about it, and planed to try the Dev release, but then I saw all the screen shots of metro and such and said to myself " Why bother?" I have to say though from what I have read it seems like MS is actually catching up to Apple with the OS's with Win 8 and there are a lot of features in Win 8 that make it as polished as OSX.
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I wish they come up with new stuff for GAMERS.
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IE 10 that ships with the dev release is an absolute failure as well.
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I wish they come up with new stuff for GAMERS.

They do... It's called "Live". AKA: "Here, we made this thing we are going to force you to use to play our games that will probably just screw you over."
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IE 10 that ships with the dev release is an absolute failure as well.

I'm a Firefox user myself. I have hated IE for a long, long time. I don't bother checking out the new releases simply because they will never catch up to FF seeing as they have to wait until someone releases something to steal their ideas. lol
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This with a few exceptions. Some distro's of Linux are very user friendly, like Ubuntu. However, I feel MS ins't worried about Linux simply because it's know to be more complex and not as easy as windows. That being said, personally I haven't even bothered with Win 8, and don't plan to. At first I was excited about it, and planed to try the Dev release, but then I saw all the screen shots of metro and such and said to myself " Why bother?" I have to say though from what I have read it seems like MS is actually catching up to Apple with the OS's with Win 8 and there are a lot of features in Win 8 that make it as polished as OSX.

Ubuntu is more user friendly than other distros, but it's still not "plug and play" like OSX or Windows. Users actually have to do something to get things working properly.
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