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Windows Team Sets Schedule to Ludicrous Speed Commented on: 6 hours ago (April 23, 2014)

You actually think they want to keep releasing new versions of Win8 this quickly??? They're desperately trying to fix the Win8/Metro/WinRT disaster. You know they're getting an earful from big...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Tip: Take the Next Step with ModernMix Commented on: 1 week ago (April 11, 2014)

In MSFT's defense, it's much easier for a third party to add enhancements to the OS because they're usually under fewer constraints than the actual Windows developers. For example, ModernMix doesn...

Updates to Windows 8.1 are a Step Forward, Not a Retreat Commented on: 2 weeks ago (April 7, 2014)

WP81 is a *significant* improvement in the RT system for developers. WinRT and WinPRT are aligned nicely (WinRT having won out). If I'm reading the docs correctly it looks like I will be able to...

Microsoft Releases Source Code for Early MS-DOS and Word Versions Commented on: 4 weeks ago (March 25, 2014)

I wish MSFT would release the source code to Win31/95 as well ... just to counter the so-called conventional wisdom at the time that they "broke" competitor's programs intentionally. What people...

Mozilla Kills Modern Version of Firefox Commented on: 5 weeks ago (March 16, 2014)

It's not just browsers that are limited in WinRT, it's every type of program (except, I guess, for a five minute blog reader demo applet that you can write in real time on stage). In addition,...

PlayStation 4 at 6 Million: What?! Commented on: 7 weeks ago (March 4, 2014)

MSFT has become a laughingstock due to Windows8/Metro. That perception is spreading to other products. The result: a complete collapse on the entire consumer side of the business.

Only...

Nokia Provides a Few Crumbs for Windows, Windows Phone Users Commented on: 8 weeks ago (February 24, 2014)

This was Elop's gamble to get MSFT to buy them out. MSFT had to panic last year at the thought of basically the only WP8 phone maker (90% share) going Android.

Unfortunately, MSFT walked...

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro First Impressions and Photos Commented on: 8 weeks ago (February 22, 2014)

The 3200x1800 resolution is nice because it allows for Windows to scale the Desktop by an integer (2), not a fractional value (e.g. 1.4 or 1.8). You might have noticed that older laptops with 13-...

Is This Really Why Microsoft Made Windows 8? Commented on: 8 weeks ago (February 20, 2014)

I imagine two groups inside MSFT thought WinRT was a good idea:

1. Businessmen realized that they don't make a cent off of all the Win32 programs being sold by third parties. Convert all...

Windows 7 to be Available on Consumer PCs Through October Commented on: 9 weeks ago (February 14, 2014)

It's pretty simple: most people have work to do and don't care about learning a new interface to do the same thing on the same device. For businesses that means spending lots of training and...

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