Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 14:56

Windows needs to stay in the powerful & professional arena and leave the "toys" to Android, imo. It seems like a perfect match to me--a toy OS for a toy...;) (OK, I know the "toy" analogy...

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 11:10

"Huh", is right...;) Good job, Microsoft! This is what is possible when Microsoft works with hardware OEMs to come up with products as opposed to trying to do everything itself. Who cares what...

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 13:41

We've had "patch Tuesday" for Windows for years--hopefully, no one @ Microsoft actually believes that changing the name to "update Tuesday" is going to fool anybody. What's "new" about that,...

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:48

Ought to cover the explorer.exe updates as well (since they are the same.) Wouldn't want people to think Microsoft was forcing them into Metro, would we?...;)

Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 09:53

@CmdrKeene

18% might sound like a lot until you consider that .0018% (or maybe less) of that 18% were using Skype--which is why Microsoft has pulled it without actually explaining its...

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:57

@Nargg

I kind of see what you mean, except that so far with Metro I haven't seen anything that isn't also served by an explorer.exe UI element. Indeed, there are many functions under 8.1...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 12:01

Finally...Microsoft is using its collective "head" and once again striving to make Windows a compelling PC operating system. There are tons of things that can be done that would be interesting...

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 11:01

I once lived in Greece for three years; vacation spots included Barcelona, many spots in Italy, and of course all over Greece itself. (It took twelve months to get telephone service, btw--since...

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 16:10

Zune was another me-too hardware product (iPod) that Microsoft came up with awhile back. It seems like Microsoft would eventually learn a lesson here...that just because Apple does something and...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 16:11

This was actually a very interesting interview (that *is* what it was...;)) Very enlightening...

The generational differences between Paul & Andrew really come into focus here. It's...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:37

Sounds good to me--I think folks have to do more to realize that a lot of what he's saying is designed for people who don't know the difference between versions of Windows and would not know those...

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:50

@kri77777

No question the price reduction of $100 was done to simply to achieve pricing parity with Sony--obviously, the raw cost of the Kinect components is not $100. But cutting the...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 13:49

@Nareed

The havoc wreaked by those two people in the few years before the "reckoning" (Sinofsky likely fired and Ballmer put where he can do the least damage-but as rich as Croesus,...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 08:37

Well, now that Google is being allowed to leverage its search engine (income) to give away Android & Chrome, Microsoft should certainly do likewise with Windows, at least insofar as countering...

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 17:32

@ corbey

You are no dinosaur, what you are is simply accurate. PCs are not tablets are not cell phones, etc. Let the marketeers attempt to gray out the distinctions--they'll fail, of...

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 11:55

It's difficult for me to parse the idea that the far more limited, mobile based environment is "more modern"--unless that is just another way of saying "newer." Even then, the newest most...

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 09:52

I think it was IDC where I read it: PC sales in the US were up 6%. Declines were elsewhere, and I don't recall reading any data about Macs in the US, but I think ~10% is much closer to the mark,...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:33

These things are just so gimmicky. Another fad? I'm not so sure. Most people already carry cellphones around, and they provide the time at a glance--even "dumb" cellphones do that. With a...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 11:04

@ Onager1286

"This whole article makes me sad, because it's true - people just don't seem to care about Windows, or worse, actively don't want it."

Qualify that with "people just don...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 15:27

Well, all I can say is that the visible keyboard is a huge step up from having to share an already small ~4-ish inch screen with a touch keyboard! Ugh.

It reminds me of one of Jobs' [RIP...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 15:11

It certainly seems obvious that Microsoft really doesn't want anyone to buy these things...;) I mean, they've already (wisely in my view) amputated Kinect from the xBone, but could you imagine...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 14:59

"There's nothing wrong with someone using a Windows PC, an iPad and an Android smart phone, for example. And if you are someone who, like me, uses and relies on a wide range of Microsoft services...

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 16:36

If Microsoft can get its act back together in the next version of Windows, PCs will probably break records when a new and PC-suitable version of Windows finally ships.

I think the...

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 16:20

@Paul Thurrott

With pleasure...;) However, I do want to say, Mea Culpa...;) It is indeed, "just deserts"...Heh...;)

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 09:25

@ oroslak

What you just said is "desert," as in Sahara, Mohave, etc....;) You know, broad expanses of endless sand dunes..? "Just desserts" is indeed idiomatic--means "poetic justice,"...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 11:01

@pmbAustin

The problem with these updates is that they aren't built with much in the way of error-checking, and if a condition arises or is otherwise encountered locally that will prevent...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:54

Microsoft is still struggling with the obvious solutions:

*Win8 needs an official start menu
*Win8.1 needs an official mass-market .iso that all of its users can either download or...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:48

This giant step forward will help make up for three years of lost time...except that it's a day late and a dollar short. What's taking Microsoft so long to officially put a start menu into Win8...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 10:34

@ Proesterchen

What's funny about the "peasants with pitchforks" analogy is: who were the peasants preparing to string up? Dr. Victor Frankenstein, that's who...;) Not really a very...

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 15:38

(edited from my post @ Mary Jo's...)

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Win8 is a great OS--I much prefer it to Win7. But I don't use Metro and never will (I am not a touch-screen customer so Metro is nothing but...

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