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Report: Windows, PCs to Rebound in 2015 Commented on: 23 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: 24 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: 36 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,...

Mozilla Kills Modern Version of Firefox Commented on: 39 weeks 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: 41 weeks 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: 42 weeks 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: 42 weeks 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.

Is This Really Why Microsoft Made Windows 8? Commented on: 43 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: 44 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: 46 weeks ago (January 30, 2014)

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

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