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Is This Really Why Microsoft Made Windows 8? Commented on: 22 weeks ago (February 20, 2014)

If anyone believes casual users would take to an interface that is 1) completely different from everything they know, 2) highly non-intuitive (especially with mouse and keyboard), 3) with hidden...

What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Commented on: 23 weeks ago (February 10, 2014)

From what I've seen of Update 1 so far, I have to admit something: Had Win8 had come out like Update 1 in 2012 to begin with, I might have bought a PC running it rather than look for alternatives...

Happy Birthday, Office 365 Commented on: 25 weeks ago (January 30, 2014)

And here I still want the drop-down menus back.

Google Chromecast Review Commented on: 25 weeks ago (January 27, 2014)

It took me six minutes, maybe seven, to set up my Chromecast last month. And the most complicated part was finding a power outlet. The rest, including downloading the app and connecting to the...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: More Good News for PC Users Commented on: 25 weeks ago (January 26, 2014)

Had all this come out with Win8.1, or better yet right from the start with Win8, it might have made a lot more sense.

As it is, all I can say now is "A day late and a dollar short."

Chrome 32 vs. Windows Commented on: 27 weeks ago (January 15, 2014)

Ah, I've wanted to say something like this to all the Windows 8 and 8.1 apologists who turn offensive when anyone expresses dislike of the latest Microsoft OS:

This is the future of web...

Cheap vs. Good Value Commented on: 27 weeks ago (January 13, 2014)

I fail to see a problem with Chromecast, at elast in some cases.

Consider myself. I live in Mexico City and already own an Android tablet. Roku, Apple TV and others are not that easy to...

"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 Commented on: 27 weeks ago (January 12, 2014)

What Microsoft needs to focus on for the next release can be summed up in one word: choice.

Lack of choice was the big problem with Windows 8, and it got only slightly better with Windows 8...

Nokia Lumia "Black": App Folder Commented on: 28 weeks ago (January 10, 2014)

One must ask when Microsoft developed an allergy to folders. A very annoying detail of Windows 8(.1) is the inability to create folders in either the Start Screen or the All Apps list.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Very Early) Preview Commented on: 28 weeks ago (January 8, 2014)

If Microsoft plans to experiment with a start menu that will further infuriate desktop users, then it should be released in the update. That way they can change it for the Threshold/8.2/9 version...

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