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Microsoft Releases Source Code for Early MS-DOS and Word Versions Commented on: 30 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: 31 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: 33 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: 34 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: 34 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: 34 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: 35 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...

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview: Universal Apps Commented on: 35 weeks ago (February 14, 2014)

"Win32 is the worse API probably in the history of mankind."

What a silly statement. You realize that all your wonderful APIs (.NET, WPF, WinRT, etc.) all sit on top of Win32, right?

What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Commented on: 36 weeks ago (February 9, 2014)

Most is this disaster can be pinned on the WinRT API and app framework. It is critically limited and designed for toy apps. The awful split between Metro and Desktop functionality is due to it (...

Rethinking the Home Server Commented on: 37 weeks ago (February 3, 2014)

Be careful with any backup media that's physically connected to a machine! I had a power supply failure that fried everything in my computer: two hard drives, graphics cards, etc. I imagine a...

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