What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Commented on: 32 weeks ago (February 9, 2014)

Windows 8 tries to be two products. Desktop (productivity) and touch (mobile). The answer is to split the two! Stop running a "3-legged race" and let each run on its own.

Stop risking...

Back by Popular Demand? Commented on: 34 weeks ago (January 22, 2014)

Hard to be surprised at HP's reaction, after Microsoft started competing with its hardware partners by making and selling hardware.

Can't have it both ways...

Windows 8.1 Upgrade: Step-By-Step Commented on: 48 weeks ago (October 17, 2013)

I'm considering the upgrade from Win 8 on some desktops that have quite a few desktop applications and tools installed, and have all the default Tileworld apps uninstalled (tile menu is completely...

Looking for that Mythical Microsoft of Old Commented on: 49 weeks ago (October 12, 2013)

All tech companies are one trick ponies. Some "tricks" just take longer than others to play out of favor.

HP, Compaq, Wang, DEC, RIM, AOL, Data General, MCI, Kodak were all companies that...

Post-PC: When Will Then Be Now? Commented on: 50 weeks ago (October 7, 2013)

If you include refrigerators in the count, desktop percentage is even lower.

Windows 8.1 Pricing Revealed Commented on: 1 year ago (September 17, 2013)

Hard to understand this pricing, when I upgraded to Win-8 Pro last year for $39 during the short introduction period.

Had they not had that pricing, I'd still have multiple machines on XP...

Hands-On with Windows 8.1: Help + Tips Commented on: 1 year ago (August 17, 2013)

The one hope that I have fir 8.1 is that I can turn off the pop-up that appears when I move the cursor to the right edge of the screen.

I only use desktop. When I have a browser open full...

Windows 8: A Six-Month Report Card Commented on: 1 year ago (April 30, 2013)

The $40 upgrade special that ran until January was a good move. It got me to upgrade a couple of machines from XP and Win2000. I would not upgrade at the current price.

I have no problem...

Outlook.com Finally Gets a Modern Calendar Experience Commented on: 1 year ago (April 4, 2013)

What is the Microsoft calendar strategy?

I use Office Outlook calendar on my desktop (no exchange). Now there is Outlook.com, and the Metro calendar.

It would be nice to share...

The New Office 365: What’s a Small Business to Do? Commented on: 1 year ago (March 3, 2013)

I own a small business. I'll never pay these prices for Office. I have purchased versions, going back as far as Office 2000. Word, Powerpoint and Excel did everything that I need back in the...

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