Microsoft by (Some of) the Numbers Commented on: 49 weeks ago (August 12, 2013)

The (distant) number two mobile cellular device family, with prices starting around $500, outsold Windows 8 licenses since launch.

Windows 8.1 Leaked Build Shows Some Lessons Learned Commented on: 49 weeks ago (August 12, 2013)

If hidden UI elements are evil, and I agree they are, how far down this road do you see Microsoft go? Will there be a charms bar button soon?

Google Nexus 7 (2013) Review Commented on: 50 weeks ago (August 2, 2013)

I'm sure there are a number of people in a similar position, but don't you think that to keep paying more for inferior products because you overpaid in the past will become old at some point for...

Latest Windows Ad Has iPad Wondering Whether It’s Still Pretty Commented on: 1 year ago (July 20, 2013)

Not a fan of that ad, but maybe it's targeted towards people who actually like Ipads.

I'm not sure I agree with your interpretation of the price cuts, Paul, it seems just as likely that...

For Now at Least, Windows Dominance Continues Commented on: 1 year ago (June 4, 2013)

What's the difference between a tablet and a smartphone? They're running the same software on the same platforms.

If it only comes down to size, what's so significant to cut off the market...

Acer Iconia W3 Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (June 4, 2013)

At what point will someone at Microsoft wake up and ask if giving away your #1 product is a viable business strategy to save #3?

Now they're not just refusing to take people's money, they'...

Will Haswell Save Windows 8? Commented on: 1 year ago (June 2, 2013)

I still remember the time when new processors meant noticeably better performance in much of Microsoft's software (and fresh software meant a noticeable drag on old hardware), but I have serious...

In Blue: Start Experience Changes Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2013)

@qhendricks

That seems like a very XP-era interpretation of the star menu.

To me, the main use of the start menu is (and his been for 2 full Windows generations) the search and...

Coming in Blue: Boot to Desktop, Start Button, and More! Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2013)

Can the start screen do _anything_ without taking over my main screen and actively hiding everything I am currently working on?

There you go.

Mini-Tablets Will Not Take Over Windows Ecosystem This Year Commented on: 1 year ago (May 28, 2013)

The only mini RT tablet even remotely price-competitive with the Nexus 7 would be a Microsoft device taking advantage of "funny" accounting tricks to keep up the appearance of licensing parity...

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