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Rethinking the Home Server Commented on: 25 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: 28 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: 28 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: 33 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: 36 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?

Windows Weekly 335: There's a Big But Commented on: 38 weeks ago (November 2, 2013)

Totally agree with your comments on the Windows section of BestBuy, Frys, etc. I especially liked the tire/fire burning in the corner! Many of the computers on display have a shovelware warning...

Microsoft's Plan to Sell Windows This Holiday Season Commented on: 39 weeks ago (October 31, 2013)

Wow, $405M. It's getting expensive to rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic these days.

Nokia Lumia 1520 – Visually Commented on: 40 weeks ago (October 22, 2013)

I think all the references to 2520 need to be replaced with 1520. Anyway, my experience with the 6.3" Samsung Mega were *very* negative: it was awkward in my hand, awkward in my pants pocket, and...

Why Microsoft Didn't Make a Bay Trail Surface Commented on: 40 weeks ago (October 21, 2013)

I don't know where people get the idea that WinRT is a "platform" or an OS. It's just an app framework sitting on top of the Win32/Desktop API, like .NET or MFC.

Microsoft will waste YEARS...

Windows Weekly 333: Windows 8.1 Is Here Commented on: 41 weeks ago (October 18, 2013)

About the rumor of the week from MJF. I got the opposite impression from her column. I think that WinPRT overtaking WinRT means that MSFT is focusing the whole "RT" effort on mobile devices and...

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