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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro First Impressions and Photos Commented on: 29 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: 30 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: 30 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: 30 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: 31 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: 32 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...

"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 Commented on: 35 weeks ago (January 12, 2014)

By the time MSFT is done "maturing and fixing" the Metro UI/WinRT, they will essentially have just a scalable UI. Metro apps will run in a window on the Desktop, just like Win32 apps. You will...

2013 PC Sales: Down But Not Out Commented on: 35 weeks ago (January 10, 2014)

It doesn't stop at Intel and Microsoft or the PC makers. Here's a tally of those negatively affected by the move away from traditional PCs:

1. Intel - they have to move to lower margin CPUs...

Further Changes Coming in Windows "Threshold" Commented on: 40 weeks ago (December 9, 2013)

WinRT is finally dead. Now:

1. Kill the Metro UX
2. Add a scalable UI to the Win32 API
3. Chop out obsolete/insecure Win32 functions
4. Backport the scalable Win32 UI...

Lumia 1520: Is That a Phablet in Your Pocket, Or ... Commented on: 43 weeks ago (November 20, 2013)

I wonder why Nokia started with this aircraft carrier-sized phone instead of more reasonable 5.0 and 5.5" models?

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