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One thing Windows 8 does *better* than Linux.


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#1 pivotraze

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

Before people call fan boy, I usually use Linux for 90% of my needs. But Windows 8 has really caught my love.

The MAIN thing Windows 8 does better (that I have found so far) is (drum roll!): Mounting .iso files. It is 100,000 times easier in Windows than Linux, well, most Linux distros...
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

But can you mount an image to a loopback ram drive? I use that feature in Linux a lot. It's not native to most Windows OS's that I am aware of.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

You can do the same on older Windows versions too using something like free Virtual CloneDrive.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:55 PM

I know, but I mean, how it is integrated into Windows 8, native, and not needing an external application. :)
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:06 AM

MagicDisc/MagicISO has been around for a long time and it's free. It does the same thing, although it's not native (built into the OS).

In other words, it's always been extremely easy to mount ISO files in Windows since programs like this existed.

I do like the feature built into Windows 8 though.




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