Friday, May 31, 2013 - 4:51pm

While the design is kind of odd, I think it works well in regards to what they want to do. Kind of an understated elegance to it. On the one hand, they didn't want it to look like every other...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 5:53pm

Not so sure I agree with the comparison. Sure, I see some parallels, and MS has always been confused as to what they want to be as a company and what they want their products to be. I don't...

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 2:39pm

It's about time MS! I've been supporting some Windows 8 users, and have needed a quick guide to help them out. I had to take a guide from a training partner that they gave out at a launch event...

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:28pm

This is pretty big about face for them, admitting mistakes. Of course it will be the execution that will matter, something that MS has fumbled before.

With pricing, I surely hope that it...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 2:06pm

I had the same experience. I was curious as a potential switcher to WP. But, I'm obviously concerned about my apps. When it showed me I think the the same 94% match, I thought, OK, let's see...

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:53pm

This is something that I've thought about too. In a way, forcing Modern front and center makes it impossible to avoid. Maybe, just maybe, some of those users will see the stuff that they can do...

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:48pm

I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, moving towards the Modern environment is indeed where the future, or a lot of it, lies. And the chicken littles that criticized MS to the hilt...

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:28am

I agree that Nokia probably made the right decision, and that they are offering a lot more value to the equation than others have made in the WP market, but let's not forget that besides Samsung,...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:52pm

Methinks if MS had called RT something else, not Windows RT for sure, it would have had a better present. Right now it is all to muddied. Of course, you might end up with a name like Windows...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:42pm

I actually figured it out. I did see that folder thingy, but I didn't see the folders in my Outlook account. I went in to settings and reset the account, and the folders showed up. It now gives...

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 2:01pm

It looks so much better than the past client. I also hope they have fixed the connection errors that I would consistently get. However, I can't test it. I can't find any way to sync other...

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 9:25am

Of further interest, Jonny Ive has stated that he wants to take iOS away from the dumb skeumorphic design to a flatter design. This flat design sounds very familiar. Cupertino, start your...

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 9:06am

I'd normally agree with the notion that an always online console makes sense in this day and age. Even in rural areas, the spread of fast Internet connections has been actually pretty good in...

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 9:07am

Paul, do any of the devices you have allow you to stream web based content, such as say, SouthParkStudios.com or the like? I really don't have a lot of media stored on my PC, so I envision using...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:17am

Thank you! Any kind of sea change in the interface design will result in a lot of inconsistencies. This is Windows, not some locked down walled garden.

I don't see the reason for all of...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 8:46am

Tech people really are curmudgeons. Hey, I'm one too, so I know all about it. Takes one to know one as they say. What I have to wonder is if all this fuss about Windows 8 is simply about the...

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 4:35pm

thalter, I agree with you. I normally appreciate and even agree with most of what Paul writes, but I think he's making a mistake here. NT wasn't such a warm and fuzzy time as you point out here...

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 8:57am

Looks a little better than I expected. As a long time ThinkPad user, I've come accustomed to the TrackPoint, and regard it as necessary. While the Surface Pro looks and feels great, the lack of...

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:09am

Paul, I get what you're trying to say, but I think it may be a little harsh. We all have our gripes about Windows 8, and we all have our gripes about MS. But, as you have mentioned before, the...

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 10:01am

If there ever was a company that ignores their customers, that would be Apple. Of course, that has worked for them, but if you want to gripe about MS, it is going to be even worse on the Mac side...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 6:18pm

What external DVD burner did you use? I've been trying to get a Memorex DVD burner to work with a ThinkPad Twist running 8, but it does not work properly.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:51am

I just saw today pricing on the new series of Dell tablets. While they aren't bargain basement, they are giving you the base model starting at $479, running Windows 8. The space on the SSD is...

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:26am

brians you have a point about the upgrade to WP7.8, but WP 8 was a major architecture shift, so I'm not sure what they were supposed to or could have done to upgrade them.

Anyway, we can't...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 12:05pm

Good observations, especially with the store. I find it very difficult to scroll through choices in a sea of similar looking blocks. Things just don't stand out. Auto updates would also be...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 11:53am

I find this annoying too. In fact, why not let you use your AD account as a pseudo MS account. Either give you some kind of corporate federation between the MS account and AD account, or just...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 11:38am

All great recommendations! And I saw a lot of others in the comments that make a lot of sense too. Let's hope that MS notices these shortcomings and continually improves things. As a mouse only...

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 4:24pm

Paul, I think I see what you are getting at here, not only with this idea, but with many other critisicms. The thing is we all know that the Metro style stuff is the future of Windows. It will...

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 4:05pm

Based on the comments here so far, it looks like this is a common gripe. I too find it annoying. On a touch interface, finding this stuff isn't as difficult, since people using touch are used to...

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:52am

The problem here is with Verizon. On the 8X, they hobbled the built-in Bing maps app by not including turn-by-turn. On Verizon, if you require a fully featured mapping solution, you either need...

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 9:54am

As an IT pro, it is already in resulting in more calls and explanations than what would normally be made concerning Windows 8. We have a few new laptops that came with 8 installed. It is a...

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