Friday, December 20, 2013 - 6:27pm

Sometimes ideas just don't pan out, right?

But if you're right, the ideas are sound and they just aren't iterating fast enough. WP8.1 is later than W8.1, despite its more focused nature....

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 4:03pm

One of things that I find fascinating, Paul, is the absolutely random mix of cheerleading and criticism in your posts.

In this post, you even used the phrase 'we enjoy'. I had to read that...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:38pm

MJ Foley's report is fascinating in the sense that Windows might have 'LTS' versions like Ubuntu. It's probably the most sensible way to address mobile and desktop's differing release schedule/...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:34pm

I'm not sure how the developer story changes. The Metro apps already worked on desktops. Doesn't this potentially add some complexity to the platform to allow for windowing?

I think it's...

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:22pm

I'm shocked at Microsoft and Paul's misreading of Amazon and it's ambitions.

Amazon makes cheap hardware directly competing with cheap wintel notebooks. Amazon makes business-focused cloud...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:51am

The Xbox One release date is now days away, and I've been very disappointed at the lack of push on the smartglass features. There is a lot of interesting work being done by rivals in game...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 11:33am

Here's my thinking on phablets:
1. I barely use voice on my phone.
2. Bigger screens are better for reading, gaming and videos.
3. When I retire the phone in two years (at least...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:36am

Employing people to manage Windows desktops is really expensive, too.

Friday, November 8, 2013 - 3:20pm

I have a Windows 8 device - ok, a desktop PC - and I've gone into the store only perhaps 4 times. 3 times during the preview. Even the app store was laggy, and this was on a gaming PC. I've...

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 8:36pm

Between Paul's post and yours ... I don't think MS can win. MS Office is DEFINED by its HUGE feature list. If they leave stuff off, it's not 'full' office. If they include them all, it couldn't...

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 3:32pm

Well, each time you did an OS upgrade you got a new registry, and program installs presumably. Those of us stuck with work laptops for multiple years and no upgrades certainly know what Thurrott...

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 3:28pm

It seems odd to defend Microsoft for switching to ARM to escape the ecosystem they built and still control for x86. Why not update 'legacy' Windows then, with more aggressive yearly updates and...

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 9:25am

I'd like them to be more adventurous, you know? Besides what I pointed out on the initial piece - that they should just incorporate their kbm RF transmitters in Surface and make it a point of...

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 9:08am

If they persist with Surface, they really need to change their RF mice/keyboard transmitters into a standard. It would be perfect for something like Surface, which, as you point out, can't get...

Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:56am

I'm not sure how to handicap the 3 entrants, so to speak.

Microsoft isn't going to lose business customers, but it seems like every MBA has an ipad at their desk in addition to the laptop...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 2:52pm

That's an odd thing to say. If it's unwanted, uninstall it. If it's a utility that doesn't need clicking on, it should be built into the OS. That's the good part of the modern (post-modern?) OS...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 2:28pm

I'm curious how is the stand and shallow keyboard covers better than a fully adjustable laptop-style dock like the transformer. I don't see it. Is it really so much thinner?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 5:36pm

Well, when you brought up the potential loss of Windows Backup and described all the cloud services you use as The Future, what would be the downside of a Chromebook, then?

Then, the future...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:58pm

You know, it's true. Apple post-ipod isn't innovative so much as a great popularizer. More Henry Ford than Gottlieb Daimler. The real difference with the two colorful phones with colorful OSs...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:42pm

I didn't get that either. Bing/Xbox and mobile are tied at the hip. The reliance of one business of the other 2 is huge. Bing is necessary for scale, for user accounts, for monetizing mobile,...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:16am

I can't believe I'm reading this from the guy who wrote the book on Windows. I've been backing up my files via Windows backup since forever and it saved my bacon after my hdd finally failed. Now...

Monday, September 9, 2013 - 11:28am

That seems so odd and unambitious of them. I know Sinofsky left, but all this time and no major changes to a product that wasn't terribly successful?

I really like the docking accessory...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 10:26pm

That makes a lot more sense for the Pro, and they should be more ambitious about making Surface work as PCs. That's the whole appeal of these devices, the convergence.

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 10:25pm

Yes, they clearly like the Asus Transformer so much, might as well go all the way.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 2:57pm

They're both definitely coming out, and it's not a terrible thing, since Nokia has better international distribution and that was one of Surface's issues initially.

I'm not sure how big the...

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 9:17am

That is a killer. It looks awesome, but then those tiny keys.

I'm really intrigued by the mouse. I use a trackball now, but it's a pain in fps games (and to a lesser extent windows 8...

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 9:05am

It seems that Paul has slept on the 'new netbooks'. There ARE $400 small laptops WITH touchscreens, they sell them at Target.

Does a cheap WinAMD laptop mean that it's a 'netbook'? It...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 10:18pm

I'm baffled, too. Since the product had no demand, MS did a write-down and now is flooding the market with a fire sale. How much demand can there be for a nearly identical product? It has a...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 1:51pm

I think it's just irrelevant. The only possible recovery for Windows 8 is if the 8" tablet is:
1. incredibly cheap, $200 or less
2. incredibly good.

The expensive tablet market...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 8:46am

No, I think he has a point. The rapid release cycle largely is fixed by relying on cloud computing, and I'm pretty sure MS wants to push devs and IT shops in that direction. Just look at the...

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