On the spur of the moment I downloaded M$’s 32bit preview version of “8”. Try as I might, I could not get it to run:
- On the first go, I got Error 5D, which was correct. I was using a 64bit VM and had a bunch of required features turned off.
- On the second go, the installer could not find any drives and could not find any drivers on the CD even with the “show all drivers” option.
- I tried yet again selecting a popular Intel CPU option for KVM. No drivers again.
So, that was a complete waste of time (including entering the authentication code multiple times), bandwidth and storage…
I was not impressed. Debian GNU/Linux does the right thing for me every time. I guess M$ is not serious about running PCs in the real world. If this is the best they’ve got, the world will soon be safe from M$’s OS.