Apple iPhone 6 First Impressions Commented on: 2 days ago (September 28, 2014)

It never ceases to astound me when an Apple fan will sniff, "Pff, you Samsung phone is so *plasticky* when compared to my mighty iPhone, what with it's 'luxury device' metal shell."

... and...

The Morning After: A Look at the New Normal in Windows 8 Upgrade Pricing Commented on: 1 year ago (February 1, 2013)

Paul;

Where does this leave the small business who wants to build their own PCs in-house?

Previously, they were - if they wanted to be 100% legal - forced to purchase the full retail...

Microsoft Reminds Users of Live Mesh Retirement Commented on: 1 year ago (January 15, 2013)

Once again, may I point out that this is *exactly* why users still squint suspiciously at every cloud-based solution that appears; the entity offering the service can just pull the plug on a whim...

Microsoft to Kill Messenger on March 15 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 9, 2013)

Whatever your opinion of Windows Live Messenger, this story illustrates with stark clarity why a great many people are suspicious of cloud-based services; the provider can just shut you down on a...

This Best Buy Circular Says It All Commented on: 1 year ago (January 6, 2013)

I'm scratching my head, but I'm still not sure what the point of this post actually is.

Yes, the (brief) heyday of the netbook - a fully-functional PC which could do what 95% of the light,...

Windows 8 Tip: Boot Directly to the Desktop with Skip Metro Suite Commented on: 1 year ago (January 5, 2013)

The chief problem I have with this is .. why is Microsoft being so friggin' *pigheaded* about this? Why would they care if a paying customer wanted the new OS - but also wanted, having a non-...

Microsoft Security Essentials vNext Now in Beta Commented on: 4 years ago (July 20, 2010) Link is completely slashdotted. Don't bother.
Sorry, But the iPad is Not 'Killing' Netbook Sales Commented on: 4 years ago (May 7, 2010)

I'm typing this on my iPad (with keyboard dock, of course, or you'd be reading this two days hence...), but I don't think my use of the device is going to survive the evaluation period.

I...

Everything in Moderation. Including this Blog Commented on: 4 years ago (April 12, 2010) In my experience, there are two big problems with moderation: (1) It's a pain for the sysadmin; the more popular the site is (or becomes) the more comments will need approval. (2) It tends to...
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