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

I'm relieved that 1) programs won't appear as tiles when one clicks in "all apps" and 2) the tiles on the right side can be pinned, unpinned and resized.

About the latter, these may prove...

Windows 9 Technical Preview Screenshots Leak: An Analysis (Part 2) Commented on: 10 weeks ago (September 11, 2014)

Stardock take note: you can repeat at least a portion of the success of Start8 by selling a theme replacement for the flat, lifeless look of Windows 9.

Microsoft China: Windows 9 is "Coming Soon" Commented on: 12 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: 14 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: 16 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: 16 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: 17 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: 18 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: 18 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: 20 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...

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