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Chromecast, One Year Later Commented on: 3 years 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: 3 years 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: 3 years 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: 3 years 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: 3 years 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: 3 years 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,...

Mozilla Kills Modern Version of Firefox Commented on: 3 years ago (March 16, 2014)

I ran the Windows 8.1 preview for a few weeks, saya few days of exclusive use. I failed to find one single thing the Metro/Modern/Whatever-it's-called interface was in any way or form prefferable...

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Use the Taskbar in Modern Apps Commented on: 3 years ago (March 9, 2014)

Because Windows 8, in whatever iteration, is not a desktop OS (or as I call it WINDOS, ie Windows 8 Is Not a Desktop OS). It's a tablet OS. So they have to hide the taskbar,and the other controls...

Windows 8.1 + Microsoft Account Commented on: 3 years ago (March 2, 2014)

I find it annoying to have to enter a password every time I start the PC.

Beyond that, I mistrust the notion of integrating Bing into search. It seems so unnecessary, that surely the...

Free Windows? Maybe Commented on: 3 years ago (February 28, 2014)

If "free" means letting Microsoft spy on all my searches, or maybe all that goes on in my PC (who can tell these days?), then the asking price is just too high.

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