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Microsoft China: Windows 9 is "Coming Soon" Commented on: 7 weeks ago (September 2, 2014)

With their luck, it will turn out "One" is a registered trademark of Sesame Street (remember Metro and Sky Drive).

I personally favor calling it Windows AE (Apology Edition).

Coming Soon: Threshold Public Preview Commented on: 9 weeks ago (August 17, 2014)

I'm eager to try the preview for the new Windows OS. At the same time I'm very skeptical in light of what Windows 8 and 8.1 were.

The test now is: can Windows still be used on the desktop...

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Detailed by Microsoft Commented on: 11 weeks ago (August 6, 2014)

I would call this update very consequential. Not for what it contains, but for what it implies: Microsoft is writting off Windows 8.

Serious desktop users who own Win8 machines will have...

Windows 8.1 Update 2 is Shipping This Month Commented on: 11 weeks ago (August 4, 2014)

I just realized we're missing somehting, and all too many discussions about Win8 and the desktop have missed it, too:

How many poeple ven know the Windows 7 desktop?

Consider the...

Chromecast, One Year Later Commented on: 13 weeks ago (July 25, 2014)

I live in Mexico, where streaming content is very limited. I got a Chromecast solely on the strength that it would stream Netflix, and because I already owned a Nexus 7. To date that's what I've...

Satya Nadella Memo to Employees About Layoffs Commented on: 14 weeks ago (July 17, 2014)

It's too bad they can't make Sinofsky and Ballmer pay for the severance packages.

Nokia X'd: Microsoft Goes All In on Windows Phone Commented on: 14 weeks ago (July 17, 2014)

What would have made sense for an independent Nokia does not make sense for an MS-owned Nokia, of course.

The question is how long can MS carry nokia if Windows Phone does not get a...

Report: Windows, PCs to Rebound in 2015 Commented on: 15 weeks ago (July 7, 2014)

If Microsoft wants to keep Win7 from becoming the new XP, they need to do two things:

1) Make Windows 9 irresistible to desktop users (*)
2) Either make the upgrade from Win7 SP1 to...

Start Menu Will Replace Start Screen in Threshold Commented on: 16 weeks ago (July 3, 2014)

To paraphrase from Babylon 5:

Microsoft: If we cannot make inroads in mobile, the consequences will be unfortunate.

PC Users: If you force us to walk where we do not wish to, the...

Threshold Revealed: Microsoft Talks the Future of Windows Commented on: 28 weeks ago (April 7, 2014)

The short list of the most spectacular commercial failures in American History has grown to three: The Ford Edsel, New Coke have been joined by Windows 8.

And yet my really big question,...

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