Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 09:04

Since Android Apps and Windows Modern (read "Metro") Apps are all run-time apps, there is no reason why Microsoft would not be able to run Android Apps and Metro Apps side by side - either under...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 08:59

Just saying four percent does not tell the whole story. This market is dominated by Samsung and Apple and, at 4%, Microsoft/Nokia is a distant THIRD PLACE, just ahead of BlackBerry - once the...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:00

Just not true. Millions of customers have had a positive experience with Windows 8/RT/8.1/8.1 Update 1.

Ballmer retired and servers next to Gates on the Board.

If you have...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 14:35

Firmware not coming until 6/14 ...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 14:22

Because there are subtle differences between the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Most (but NOT ALL) systems with Windows 8 pre-installed will run Windows 8.1. Since...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 13:22

Very likely, the new Surface 2 Mini will be Windows RT 8.1 Update 1 w/o the desktop! Instead, it will include the Metro version of Office 2013. The "Mini" will probably come in at $349.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 13:16

I'd expect something less subtle. Like a price match with the MacBook Air. 11" Surface Pro, 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, at $899 and a 13", Surface Pro at $999. Touch/Type Cover still extra.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 13:02

The downside of releasing a Surface "Ultrabook" is that Microsoft runs the risk of upsetting their traditional OEMs if they attempt to compete head-to-head with them in the ultrabook market....

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:55

There is a docking station available with plenty of expansion capabilities. I use mine when I need a larger screen,

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:52

I love my Surface Pro 2 but I have to agree that a 13" screen would be A LOT better - though, in my mind, upping the resolution defeats the purpose. I think that a baseline of $1,000 for 4GB and...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:15

I really doubt it. Microsoft is already #3 by tablet vendor (Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft.) Amazon may actually be #3 with Microsoft #4 but, considering that they were over two years "late to...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:53

Office is already available for all Windows 7/8.x desktops and for Windows Phone 8 so, building Office for iPad is probably in greater demand than "Office for Metro". (The same thing may goes for...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:37

If you are not already on the iPad bandwagon, why would you want to? Office for iPad is for those who miss Office and want to use it on the iPad.

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 17:47

The best way to look at this based upon your total cost of ownership. A typical desktop computer bought eight years ago (2006) was not dual-core. It did not have dual-channel memory. and was...

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 17:29

Well, Paul, I think you should buy one of those $399 laptops. Most come with a 15" screen, a Core i3, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB+ HDD, and 802.11 b/g/n. This is more power than most anyone using a PC...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:30

Android may be derived from Linux but it is not full-function Linux.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:28

The prices are not connected to actual costs anyway. Certainly, in America, where most phones are "locked" the No-Contract prices make no sense whatsoever.

Especially when you realize...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:22

It seems to me that this are being positioned as a "poor-man's" iPhone 5C so maybe they can justify a slightly higher price-point.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:20

This really doesn't make much sense - unless Microsoft is planning on drawing in low-end android customers and then quietly transition the underlying code to Windows Phone 8.1.

Microsoft (...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:29

$130, I think - but it doesn't include Outlook. In the long run, Office 365 is a better deal.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:27

This looks like a sweet device but nowadays, I would not settle for 2GB of RAM or the x86 version of Windows. The RAM "sweet spot" for Windows is 2GB but that is your total RAM capacity, your...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:47

I am just not convinced that "Threshold" will be called Windows 9. You said it yourself, Paul:

"Fundamental changes are not coming, I was told."

It's a pipedream to expect any...

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 13:03

The current NT version is 6.3.9600. The last set of digits is the build number. Vista was NT 6.0, Windows 7 was NT 6.1, Windows 8 was NT 6.2. Windows 8.1 is NT 6.3. These all indicate the...

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:59

You can create a local account on your PC so you don't have to be connected to your Microsoft account. You will still have to login to use SkyDrive from your browser but one way or another, if...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:30

The unification of Windows RT/Phone will keep "Windows on ARM" alive and insure that the "desktop-less" Windows "tablet" will succeed while traditional OEMs successfully market Windows 8.1 tablets...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:19

This was a firmware update. One cannot easily "back out" a firmware update. That's why the "fix" will be a new firmware update.

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:17

So it is okay for Apple to routinely make hardware changes in the middle of a model year so that things that used to work stop working - until a third-party hardware vendor alter their software....

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:13

Maybe so but as a whole Americans, per capita, are more productive than those in any other industrialized nation in the world.

Europeans as a whole have longer vacations from work, and...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 13:08

There might be a simple "stop-gap" available here. I would expect that those who are experiencing these problems are users who depend upon the Sleep function or the Hibernate function. And maybe...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 13:28

I have been a Kindle user for a number of years now and, frankly, I don't have much interest in using my Surface (RT or Pro) to read Kindle e-books. The Kindle reader is much better suited to...

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