Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 5:14pm

What utter rubbish. You seriously think that the serious work that requires the precision of a mouse and keyboard can be replaced by a big flabby finger?!! Anyone who is merely using touch devices...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 4:54pm

Well said.

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 8:20pm

I disagree with this analysis wholeheartedly. Microsoft CAN please everyone but not with the manner they have implemented it with the clusterfsck that is Windows 8.

The key is to have a...

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 2:55pm

PmbAustin, I already know that. I set Windows 7 to small icons and "combine when taskbar is full" (though I don't like the way Windows 7 intersperses closed applications with open windows -- KDE...

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 2:51pm

PmbAustin, I am well aware of those things. You seemed to miss the key word of sane DEFAULTS. Default is king, and most computer users I know do not read sites such as this and do not like to...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:28pm

... and while they're at it can we have a more Windows Vista style taskbar by default? The excuse for the oversized Windows 7 taskbar, which encourages you to clutter it by pinning a mass of...

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:22pm

Excellent that they've now integrated the taskbar. Not a fan of it being hidden, but I guess that's a start given that they haven't bothered to let Metro apps run in a window yet.

Now if...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:35am

On most OEM custom Android launchers (Sony and Motorola I know for sure, but probably from most other vendors too) the app icons for phone, messaging or email will also change to show...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 8:26am

Unfortunately it does not work with an OEM key.

Anyone know how to get an ISO that will install for those of us with machines that didn't come with installation media (Lenovo in my case)?...

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 7:26am

Indeed, machismo. My Lenovo laptop did not come with backup instalation media and there is no way included with the system to make it.

It would be useful if Paul could dig into this and...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:23am

I really wish PC manufacturers would ship with a proper Linux distro like OpenSUSE or something instead of this joke that is Chrome OS (at the minute at least). Just goes to show what power a...

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 3:30pm

Windows phone is only selling better in Europe due to the Nokia brand -- nothing to do with Microsoft. Nokia should be doing what it should have done a long time ago and ditch Microsoft/Elop and...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:50pm

It would also make more sense for desktop users if they removed that giant "Desktop" tile and made exiting the start screen more like how you exit the KDE Widget dashboard (...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:37pm

... they also need to remove the unintuitive swipe-to-login gesture for non-touch machines.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 8:35pm

There need to be much deeper changes than that.

Many of us desktop users don't want to see the useless and intrusive "charms" (hate that name a little more every time I say it) bar ever...

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:12am

As a Windows used and fan for over 20 years it is clear that Microsoft has lost the plot. For the many Windows users who have become completely disaffected like me, do not make things even worse...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 5:23pm

There should be no difference between metro and desktop apps. As a desktop user it makes no sense to me to have separate Metro apps that come installed with my laptop and offering a store which...

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 8:07am

Just as flawed as the idea of trying to shoe-horn touch onto a desktop interface is trying to shoe-horn power-user features onto a touch interface.

There is only one solution for a true...

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 8:33pm

Once again, Paul tries to lambaste hardware manufacturers for Microsoft's incompetencies. Sorry, but "touch" is NOT the future of laptop PCs. Windows 8 is NOT a logical OS nor the future.

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 8:24pm

Sorry, but why exactly should we accept that "Metro is the future" and that the "desktop is to be phased out"? If so, Microsoft can kiss its market-share goodbye.

How exactly are users to...

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 7:48pm

Then in traditional Microsoft fashion, Microsoft have now made the already bad scenario whereby Windows had too many ways to do the same thing even more confusing by adding many many more...

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 7:40pm

Just another one of the many illogical and non-intuitive idiosyncrasies of Windows 8. The fact that something as crucial as finding a list of all applications installed is as awkward and non-...

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 7:28pm

The rot in logic at Microsoft concerning the desktop didn't start with Windows 8. I absolutely hate this stupid and childish Mac-inspired idea that came along with Windows 7 of by default...

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 12:43am

Stop blaming hardware manufacturers for Microsoft's incompetencies.

Windows Phone 8 SUCKS because Microsoft made it so, together with Microsoft's strict hardware specifications.

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