Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:52

@Peter42

The problem with applications not scaling properly with DPI is entirely the fault of the application--has nothing to do with the OS. Many applications are simply hard-coded to use...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 17:16

Looks really good so far, imo! Another point to be made that artificially speeding up OS revisions simply to conform to some arbitrary amount of time is a bad, bad idea. If anything, five years...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:07

With eCommerce booming & no end in sight, specialty brick & mortar stores like these seem like a real throwback to pre-Internet retailing. Windows & computer-related products have...

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:19

The bottomless fascination some people display with cell phones is remarkable...;) Can you see a review of a 28" computer monitor, for instance, containing the words, "Everything was great until a...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 09:15

Hear the old joke about the gamma-ray brain-wiping projector that ships in each Mac so that when they crash and reboot, the operator's mind is wiped so that he has no recollection of the event? (...

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 08:47

I'm confident you can still turn your desktop into something pleasing to the eye--it's a shame Microsoft doesn't advertise the fact. These color combinations they are using for show are not only...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 19:40

Still cannot figure out why Microsoft would raise the price of the 8.1 Pro full DVD *retail* version (32-bit & 64-bit disks included) from the $105.xx my pal bought it for via Amazon just a...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:20

@jwk6

I've got a couple of decades on you, and was close to your age now before you could read (I mean, since you want to play the age/experience card and all of that) and I had a set of...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 09:01

@oroslak

Laying on a sofa watching a 50" TV 8-10 feet away & using a clumsy controller is not "gaming," imo, it's being a couch potato...;) Ugh. More like sleeping/snoozing, I think...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 13:03

@MonkeyPaw

The only reason to purchase a 360 these days is if you don't own a gaming PC. There are actually lots of titles available for the PC that aren't available at all for any xBox...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:07

At every i-Product introduction I can recall, Apple always cites "record orders." Yet, through it all the company's market share keeps slipping. Here's the supreme irony: even as Cook & pals...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:56

@Khayman101

Usually I agree that the graphics don't make the game. But in this case, that would be a ridiculous assertion. First of all, what game? Minecraft is a game that packs all of...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:42

@Chrish

Are your kids unaware that Minecraft is (and was first) available for the PC. Your kids have no PC, then? Perhaps you should address that first. They might perchance learn...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:37

I endured the slings and arrows of 13" screens in 1986 with my Amiga 500. Of course, at that time it was 'bestest and biggest and would display 4,096 colors on screen when my Tandy 1000 topped...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:05

Amazingly stupid. Let's see, @ $50M each, that's *50* individual AAA games Microsoft could have produced for the price of this single already-old-hat Lego blocks game for kiddies. Notch took the...

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:30

Hopefully, Microsoft is doing this just to alleviate inventories. I'd hate to think they were paying to have this stuff freshly manufactured. I mean, nothing's quite like cannibalizing your own...

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:26

What I can't understand is why web sites keep publishing screen shots of Win9 betas (or whatever they are) with that butt-ugly Metro desktop...? It seems that not only has Microsoft lost all of...

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:02

@bluvg Monitors display optimally at their native resolutions. Scaling with more than one monitor, especially if the monitors have differing native resolutions, is primarily the responsibility...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 18:32

Maybe I'm just too old, but...

Just what the world needs...more cell phones! Surely it is obvious to a fault that we don't have enough of them. As the Valley Girls used to say...Gag me...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 07:49

I like Microsoft spoof ads, but I'd almost rather they ignore the Apple silliness like the company used to have the good sense to do. Jobs could scorch the Heavens with his blistering anti-...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 07:27

The so-called "new-gen" console game market is actually very small and nearly an irrelevancy in comparison with the gargantuan global PC market for Windows games. It's even more than that, though...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 14:14

It was just a few weeks ago when an associate bought the full version of 8.1 Pro on Amazon, that came with 32-bit & 64-bit install DVDs, for $105, shipped right to his door.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 10:28

Let me know when Google abandons googleupdate.exe, or at least allows me to control it (as in turning it on and off.)

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...

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