Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 17:22

Because of the licensing requirements for video decoders - as established under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) I don't think Microsoft will be providing anything like Media Center...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 17:11

I think the version you get will look at the version Microsoft finds on your hard drive when you reserve your copy. In my case, I am dual-booting but the RESERVE icon only appears on my Windows 8...

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 17:07

Do I think it is feasible? Yes - but barely so. The Edge browser is still pretty rough, slow, and buggy but the OS is stable and runs everything I need it to run. Will Edge be ready to be the...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:27

We forget that most users have never paid a fee for Windows. The OEM paid Microsoft for Windows and, depending on the model of the PC, the user could pay a modest fee for an upgrade from the Home...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:28

The most telling number of all is that only Android had any growth AT ALL in the U.S. market. This suggests that the U.S. smartphone market is saturated. That being the case a 0.2% increase for...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 15:08

Windows 8.1 has made great performance strides and Windows 10 promises to be better.

When Windows Vista shipped, It promised 512MB of RAM on a 128GB HDD. It could not do it!.


Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 14:58

True enough but dual-boot has its own drawbacks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:42

This might explain the problems I have had. I am in the midst of testing a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10 (build 10049) and I have had no luck with the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 14:48

The worst part of the new start menu is that even if you remove al of the "Metro" tiles, it cannot be made narrower than half the screen. I hope they fix that.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 18:20

It is too early to tell. Until Windows 10 mobile has been released and the merger of the various Windows store platforms is complete, we just can't say. A robust Windows store is a must but that...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:59

It still crashes. Once the crashing is over with, I'd agree.

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:58

I'm now on build 10049. Spartan is incomplete and buggie. All three Office Previews crash when opened without an existing file. (Don't know if they work on a system w/o Office 2013 installed...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 17:19

This has already become a problems for me. I want to keep my OneDrive accessible On-Line ONLY - unless I say otherwise. OneDrive sync does not solve the problem.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:43

Windows on ARM may still fail but Microsoft has invested a lot of money in the attempt - they might as well proceed.

Two problems with Windows Phone - lack of availability of the most...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 15:34

It was probably a mistake to ever suggest a FAST ring and a SLOW ring for the reasons stated above.

What you are now calling CANARY is what we used to call ALPHA and the PREVIEW is really...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 10:00

Agreed - if you have that option, it is the cleanest solution. Not everyone has the expertise for this this though.

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:57

My earliest memory of encountering crapware was around 2000. shortly before or after the DoJ Consent Decree became final. After being declared a monopoly who used its status to strong arm its...

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:19

I do too. Unless Intel decides to take on the ARM device makers - which I doubt they will do.

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 13:13

May be ... but I suspect that Windows 10 "mobile" is what will be on all Windows-on-ARM devices moving forward. So, while there may be an "RT-Like" Surface 3, it won't have a desktop. Otherwise...

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:54

It is a little tricky. It seems to me that this would only apply to devices made by Microsoft.

It could include Microsoft OEMs I suppose but, while new releases of Windows usually work...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 17:37

Microsoft, like any other manufacturer of technically complex products, needs to have a predictable schedule for communicating important information to customers.

By publically announcing...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:16

To be truthful, Microsoft no more understands how to market to consumers than Apple knows how to market to the enterprise. They never have, and perhaps never will. Same for Apple. Nothing has...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 10:09

I would not call it a "soft" commitment. After all, Microsoft has stated publicly that they are committed to mobile-first, cloud-first. Is the transition to TOUCH slow and painful? Yes, but...

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:38

What is HP thinking? While juvenile, the HP Stream 11 in Fisher-Price colors is fine for kids with minimal computing needs but moving these devices to the desktop and pretending that someone will...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 17:57

I'd bet that Windows 10 will be "free" but that you will need to go to the Control Panel to upgrade to "Pro" and to "Media Center" if you want all the bells & whistles.

Windows 10...

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 14:09

Despite Verizon's resistance to Windows (they LOVE to sell Android) and even to iPhone, they will have little choice but to support Windows 10.

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 14:06

Not to worry. I have a Verizon Phone and, even though VZW may not want me to, I am running the preview version of Windows Phone 8.1, downloaded directly from Microsoft. When Windows 10 is ready...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 14:56

Off-contract phones are way too expensive but that is the way carriers want it. Over a two year period, your out-of-pocket costs on a premium smartphone far exceed your costs by taking the...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 14:52

Too expensive?

Carriers charge $100 for last years iPhone and $200 or more for this year's phone.

I have had a smartphone since 2004 and I have paid $150 to $200 every two years...

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 14:12

You don't want to buy music a song at a time (like iTunes) but you are willing to pay $120 per year to continue to listen to music you love because you don't want to hear commercials? Really?

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