Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 15:58

"Many people—most people, perhaps—don't need any of that stuff. "

This is such a key point. I would submit that it's the main reason for the decline of the PC market. (I call it more of a...

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 09:17

Well, that's certainly the cynical take on it, but I don't think that was the message he was trying to project. I think he was trying to establish himself as an independent leader with his own...

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 12:41

That was my take too. Regardless of any significant strategy clues, my sense of the letter was:

"Microsoft is mine now. I'm not a Steve Ballmer or Bill Gates wannabe. This is the...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 17:11

I wouldn't have any issue with them releasing an update through the store as long as it worked smoothly. That one didn't. It was a total pain. It didn't work, then it sort of worked and after a...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 17:06

I'm right there with you. I have questions, but I will reserve judgment till I see it. That said, I tend to trust Terry Myerson and his group more than the dictatorial Steven Sikorsky and his...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 17:50

While I don't disagree with you, I can't imagine that you would be any less able to control the Start screen through group policy than you can the start menu. That said, I don't work with this...

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:42

The line about the OEMs is rather interesting. You pretty much have to assume that Microsoft is getting ready to (or is in the process of) trying to woo back the OEMs that it ticked off when it...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 14:00

Totally agree, but I doubt it will ever happen.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 17:40

@mjw149: First of all, I wasn't talking about it being a killer app - only a key differentiator. To answer your question, though: Yes, it is largely an untapped market.

The challenge...

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 11:04

It's very important to understand that 'inking' is more than just handwriting. Certainly that's a key piece of it. But it's much more than that.

There's drawing, sketching, painting,...

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:44

I'm right there with you. I don't like the 16x9 resolution at all. It's fine when you're using the thing as an ultrabook - which is essentially what I do with the Surface Pro 2. I never use it...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:14

Even if your stats are correct, and I'm not entirely sure they are, it still doesn't explain the disparity. No one but the most hard core gamers would care about any of those things. The average...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 13:06

I don't think it's a 'play' at all. I think it's much simpler than that. People aren't buying Xbox Ones. That needs to change.

The question is "why aren't they buying them?" It surely...

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:25

Oh, that still makes you a dinosaur. But, hey, the dinosaurs were successful for 135 million years. ;)

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:16

Can I get an "Amen?!"

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 10:13

Did I miss a memo? Are they going to allow 'legacy desktop apps' into the store? I'd be quite surprised by this.

Short of that, I really don't see this as a defeat but as a course...

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 09:46

You know, I hear what you're saying, but it appears to me that you're judging the 'new Microsoft' by the mistakes of the old.

Microsoft has made a lot of mistakes to be sure, but the point...

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 00:26

Hi Paul,
I understand what you're saying, but I'm not overly concerned with how folks are framing this. As Mr. Nadella is fond of saying - this is a mobile-first, cloud-first world....

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 18:56

You do realize don't you that this was just a guess on Paul's part? Microsoft hasn't even admitted that this exists let alone talked about how they would monetize it.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:17

You know, I still don't think you need two operating systems. Simply allowing the user to configure which UI they want to use, Metro, desktop or both in any given situation would solve the...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:15

While I agree with your comments about the OS being frustratingly incomplete, I feel compelled to point out that you can have multiple windows open on Windows 8 across multiple monitors - and I...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 22:28

I agree. The Surface (not pro) needs a pen. If Samsung can put one on a Galaxy Note, Microsoft can add one to a Surface.

It's not something that I'd use all the time, but there are times...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 22:23

Wow, what exactly are you arguing here? Are you upset about Paul's arguments or his grammar?

The first one is completely a matter of you misreading the line. He's obviously referring to a...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 22:11

I agree with what you're saying, but I would change it from 'input modes' to use cases. I typically tend to be using my device in one way or another at any given time. If I have my Surface...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 21:55

You know, the comment about Win 8 being two different OS's is very interesting. I've heard that same comment so many times, but even though I know where it's coming from, I've always found it odd...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 20:09

Ah... Hell hath no fury like an OEM scorned.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:22

Ah... Hell hath no fury like an OEM scorned.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 13:37

This is a rather interesting comment and I think it's somewhat telling. You say that your friends didn't 'get' the tiles. Yet what's the difference between a tile and an icon? Both are square,...

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 15:15

Wow, that's exactly the reason I switched FROM comcast TO FIOS! Of course, a month after I did that, Comcast came out with their xfinity service and dropped all their prices.

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 22:21

It's really not as simple as that. The whole purpose of advertising is to create a feeling and/or perception in the mind of the viewer and to do it quickly, many times even on a subconscious...

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