Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 15:27

Good deal, Richard. (I have a Navy background, myself--didn't go the career route, though I was tempted at the time!) Your desktop system may serve to fill the large gap in Trent's otherwise...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 16:44

OK...Good news..!

Quotes from Mary Jo's update:

Here's more from Myerson's January 21 blog post on what users should expect if they go with the free upgrade to Windows 10:

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 16:37

@rick.olson

I agree. But it's weird, isn't it? Suddenly we are faced with a Microsoft obsessed with *OS version numbers* moreso than with "OS features"....;) I mean, what is *really*...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 15:29

Doesn't look good for a non-subscription deal for Win10, with subscription costs beginning year #2, so with Win7 good for another 5 years of updates and Win8.x probably for another 8-10 years,...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:15

I would highly suggest an additional purchase of a desktop system--preferably one you build yourself...;) I mean, for one thing, the Internet doesn't run on SP3's and likely never will...you need...

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 16:49

@ymcpa73 & Br208

I was sad to read here that both of you are still buried under the Apple RDF...;) (j/k...sort of...it is saddening)

Yea, the issue is you don't leap-frog out of...

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:18

Your remarks about typing I found pretty funny, harkening back to the remarks Jobs absently made about how poorly 7" tablets (iPad minis, later) would be received (in comparison to 10" iPads)...

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:02

When it's time to move on, it's time...;)

Paul T. is one of the seemingly very few tech journalists who really understands the advantages a company like Microsoft has traditionally...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 14:51

The pictures of Matt Lauer could have easily been of Matt and *his son*...;) Shaving his head put about two decades on Lauer, but never fear guys--there's always "Chia Pet's Hair Restorative for...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 13:05

This site without Thurrott...? I'd love to hear more about the backstory...;)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:45

@noirsoft

Never heard of MikeRoweSoft, sorry...;) Still think "Oogle" is far superior to "Google" when it comes to a search-engine name. Basically, it's a joke (rhymes with "choke.")

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:59

Google has turned out to have made significant headway in two business venues:

1) Marketing (mostly with worthless publicity stunts like "self-driving cars" and employees who jump out of...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 15:49

@reidar76

The thing is...you know...can you really ever call arbitrary GUI changes "significant"...? Maybe if we're talking the UI differences between DOS and WinXP, but surely not between...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 13:20

I'd say that most people who own tablets and/or cell-phones also own PCs--simply because the former are not replacements for the latter. The people who can get by with cell-phones/tablets...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 12:57

I won't be able to make this, unfortunately. I don't really care what Microsoft says PR-wise about "mobile-first, clouds" & etc.--I believe there is a huge pent-up demand to see Microsoft...

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 12:14

Did you apply a razor to the stubble? (I hope not...!) When I first glanced at these images of you being shorn, I thought your mic guard was an oxygen mask...:D

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 12:07

I didn't care for the black taskbar at all...however, my opinions are surely shaded by the massive amount of serious bugs I encountered in the 9901 build, I'm sure.

Kudos to Paul....

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 17:38

Answer is simple: the bundle pricing sale through Jan 3 saw such success precisely because it was temporary--had people believed the reduced price was permanent they'd have been in no hurry and...

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 17:40

"That rendering engine is WebKit, which is used by the only web browsers that really matter these days: Google Chrome and Apple Safari."

Safari sure doesn't matter to me nor to anyone I...

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 18:44

More builds is not the problem...it's getting the bugs out of the released builds in a timely fashion that seems to be the problem. 9901 was without a doubt the worst build yet, for me. It was...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 16:19

"Third and perhaps most important, if you upgrade to this build (or clean install it), you won't be able to upgrade to future technical preview builds. So anyone who installs this will be wiping...

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:10

@rseiler

Yes, the CPL version of Windows Update has now been deprecated, Which doesn't bother me so long as no functionality winds up lost--that hasn't been the case for Metro so far...

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:01

@ StillCrazyAfter...

Yes, but I would would prefer to be the arbiter of what hardware I buy and use--I don't want Microsoft or Apple or Google picking my hardware, thanks...and just because...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 10:53

@ SamR

What good is a PC without an OS? (Granted, doorstops and flower boxes come to mind.) But the idea that "software is worthless, and the OS is the most worthless of all" is simply...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 17:10

Enterprise and a sizable percentage of the consumer marketplace would *prefer* upfront pricing, and that's a lesson that Microsoft will choose to forget at its own peril. Most sensible, smart...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 16:50

No probs with explorer here, unless one of the symptoms was repetitive update failures--which I solved by using Microsoft's 8.1 WU reset program. Since I did that, no more update failures.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 12:06

I often wonder if people realize how juvenile they appear when holding up their phones in public and listening to a disembodied voice. Surely they know, right? "Uh oh, there goes another idjut...

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 11:57

@Angus Matheson

As of this moment, Microsoft has put no date on the cessation of Windows 7 *Professional* sales...;) Not only is that date not next year, Microsoft has yet to decide when...

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:01

Two key questions need answering at some point:

1) Will Win8.1 customers be treated to a gratis upgrade to Win10?

2)If the OS ships later than expected, will the various tech...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:37

This particular Microsoft route seems a bit convoluted... What I did was to simply Bing "problems with Windows update" and uncovered a link for a simple WU reset program Microsoft has made...

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