Microsoft Releases Windows Technical Preview Build 9879 Commented on: 2 weeks ago (November 13, 2014)

I've been working on custom tiles for my games in Windows 8.1; besides the beauty of the Start screen, it's fast, efficient, and functional.

I'll never go back to Start menu only.

Hands-On with the Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows Commented on: 3 weeks ago (November 1, 2014)

The Logitech Cordless Rumblepad 2 works great in Windows (and has for years).

It takes a little extra work to configure for games coded for an XB controller, but the XBox 360 Controller...

Microsoft's Consumer Web Productivity Apps Get a Nicer App Launcher Commented on: 4 weeks ago (October 24, 2014)

Among the things that Microsoft can do to improve the aesthetics of Windows 10 -- besides Aero! -- is allowing the changing of the colors of generic, default tiles to complement the system's...

Windows 9 Technical Preview Video Leaks: An Analysis Commented on: 10 weeks ago (September 12, 2014)

The bifurcated UI -- and treating the Desktop as an "app" rather than a workspace -- were my only complaints about 8.

I like the Start screen and I've created a ton of beautiful custom...

What Satya Said: Notes from Microsoft's Q4 2014 Earnings Conference Call Commented on: 18 weeks ago (July 23, 2014)

"Our Core" is an obvious parody of Weird Al's "Mission Statement."

Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 20 weeks ago (July 4, 2014)

Will custom tiles made with programs like OblyTile work with the new Start?

"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 Commented on: 37 weeks ago (March 13, 2014)

I still can't get used to the idea of the Desktop being an "app," and I'd prefer the option to run everything either fullscreen (mobile mode) or windowed (Desktop mode).

But apart from the...

What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Commented on: 41 weeks ago (February 12, 2014)

"You can't please everybody, Microsoft. So stop trying. It's time to double down on the people who actually use your products, not some mythical group of consumers who will never stop using their...

2013 PC Sales: Down But Not Out Commented on: 45 weeks ago (January 12, 2014)

"an appliance in the home" only to those whose computing needs consist of nothing more than checking their e-mail and playing Angry Birds.

Of course, that's a large market, but those who...

Windows 8.1: First Notes from Build 9471 Commented on: 1 year ago (August 18, 2013)

It was clear when I looked to install the preview release.

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