Friday, December 21, 2012 - 14:38

I want desktop apps delivered through app store. It won't work for all, but most apps I install every time setting up new PC are single downloadable MSI file anyway - why not let devs submit this...

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 17:13

Well put. Another thing MS could do is to allow install regular desktop apps from app store. Currently, they have "apps" that point to websites from where I can download install package - why not...

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 15:04

I think Nokia making mistake not selling it's apps in WP app store. There is no point be a biggest fish in the smallest tank. They need to do everything to help WP to take off, even by loosing...

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 14:38

"but that is simply pure and raw Microsoft FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt), which is an old tool the company has used countless times in the past to freeze markets and cripple true innovation...

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 16:47

@ronmcmahon
Although I do agree with general feeling that MS is a quitter, I have lots of issues with your post. Maybe 2.5 years ago WP was far behind iPone in user experience, today I often...

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 16:42

May be there is a trick, but not only standard install detected by security check, even pocket chrome would not run because it requires to touch some local files. May not be only install issue but...

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 14:31

I'm actually running "pocket" version of FireFox right now, which is the only workaround. Only IE installed, and users don't have admin privileges to install other browsers. Over 2,000 computers...

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 12:39

Yes, at this point it seems all about building own ecosystem. Every player will think twice before helping "enemy". It is not bad for MS though, before PC era is over (if ever) it has pretty good...

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 11:06

There are plenty of changes between 7 and 8. The whole WinRT thing was not existent. The C++ was dead and Silverlight was king. Development was simple - C# only, XNA for game Silverlight for app....

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 10:36

IMO, they made mistake ignoring business part of WP while keeping it identity as "windows" centric. They could make strong case as a business friendly device and build WP brand this way, pushing...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 17:39

Some people stick to the phone phone and do fine :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 16:30

MS saying it is committed to WP and Win8, but I'm not confident it is. It does too many things and abandoning them way too easily. Remember Zune? Silverlight? Wp7? (ye, I know, I'll get 7.8 "just...

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 16:04

In the past years first thing I did setting up new PC for a friend/relative would be downloading FF or Chrome. Not really doing it lately. IE 9+ is just fine and it is one thing less to worry...

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 16:41

This seems like a dumb strategy. Start with IE. Everything else, if perfect, will work as is.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 16:12

It is all, including new start screen, seems like very minor tweaks. Why it takes so long?? Should be pushed to 7.5 phones on the same day win8 phones became available, with a balloon and "thank...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 15:29

MS needs to support this with "unscroogled" results. For the most part, both google and bing show same almost exact list. Which may be a good thing, as it makes bing just as good as google - but...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 14:14

It is fascinating to watch how propaganda machine works. Take for example this "news" - all over the internet, reprinted by countless media sites. Google news page shows same "monster and torture...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:24

iTunes on windows is ugly beasts hated almost unanimously. It is actually one of the reasons I never feel like moving Mac route - it sucks so much I wanted no part of it at all. But I've heard it...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:02

Same question I asked myself comparing Bing on iOS with same app on WP/Surface. Why would MS put more energy in building app for competition? The only answer I can come up with is that team...

Monday, November 19, 2012 - 17:44

Good for you. Usually it apps that screw OS, not the other way around. If your apps keep behave, win8 will run just as good.

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 14:59

Agree on some points. Judging about success/failure now is like judging marathon runner after first kilometer, if so. The stats that last year he started a little faster doesn't mean a thing. Also...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 14:44

Yes, but surface Pro is far from ideal plug-and-play device. I would rather get something like Acer Iconia W700 for this (link below) which comes with docking station. And probably will, when my...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 13:07

I'm afraid people waiting for Surface Pro will be disappointed. It is just too small to replace your laptop, and likely will be underpowered to make heavy productive tasks enjoyable. I'm not...

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 12:44

You could just put a tile on start screen pointing to accounting app and tell that this is Win7 with new theme. Would never know a difference, except better speed and less crashes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:48

I may not agree with many decisions Sinofsky made, but at least he clearly was strong leader with a vision. Now we back to company run by clueless committee. And worst of all is uncertainty about...

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 12:24

You can only counter it with exclusivity. I like HTC phone but I would go Nokia for it's apps. Same mentality pushed Apple on it's fans - you won't get all those PC apps, but lovely Garage Band,...

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