Monday, March 3, 2014 - 18:29

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 - 13:30

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 13:28

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 - 13:22

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 - 13:20

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 - 13:29

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 13:27

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 - 13:47

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 - 14:03

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 - 13:59

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 - 14:30

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 - 14:19

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 - 14:17

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 - 14:13

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 - 14:08

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 - 14:28

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...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 14:06

Security is a moving target. Right now, only Microsoft seems interested in keeping ahead of the "bad guys".

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 14:04

Unfortunately, Google, Facebook and all the rest have the same attitude. They want you to use THEIR service as your "single sign-on". The difference is that Microsoft wants to protect your data...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 15:16

That sounds a little low to me but I could be wrong. Microsoft's minimum recommendation for Windows 8.1 (x86) is 16GB of storage but that is unrealistically low. Even 64GB of storage does not...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 14:06

Agreed. Microsoft has made the promise to put Windows "everywhere" and the "Metro UI" is the key to that. Windows Home brought the concept to life but in porting it to Windows 8, it became clear...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 14:01

It is true that most people surf the web, listen to music and watch movies, and play games in their iPad and Android devices. With Windows RT, the tablet is far more productive. Office 2013...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 13:36

Nokia is selling lots of Lumias running WP8 and so is HTC. Samsung not so many but for a brand new platform, it's a little early to declare it dead.

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 13:35

"[Windows RT] is not solid in ANY way???"

I couldn't disagree more. I am an IT professional and when I bought my Surface RT I wondered if I would miss my legacy apps. Well, I haven't!...

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 13:21

Well, Paul, I think you are being a little silly here. The differences between Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT are very small, and Microsoft has promised to fix that.

Among those...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 17:25

Don't like Metro? The don't use it. Hide all those Metro Apps (it's easy to do) and put all your favorite desktop apps on the Start Screen. Then, each morning, login and immediately open your...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 17:20

Just because you and I view the Start Menu as entirely intuitive, lost of consumers are "afraid" of their computers and just simply do not like change - any change.

Further, Windows 8...

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 17:15

Not really, a lot of stuff in the Windows Store is free. If you have Windows 8 and you have a Microsoft Account, you have access to the Windows Store, and to SkyDrive, and to Windows WebApps....

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 17:08

New Coke did better in "taste tests" until people knew what it was. Not surprising - perception is more important than reality. I'd guess that Windows 8 testing went the same way.

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Friday, May 10, 2013 - 17:04

It'll be free if you own a copy of Windows 8 but, if not, you are going to have to BUY Windows 8.1. Seems fair to me.

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 17:02

On the contrary, I think the remark is very telling. I use my Surface RT in the evenings and I can do almost any work-chore I need with my Surface RT. To be far, that is because my employer has...

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