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Having Fun with the Windows 10 Desktop Commented on: 1 year ago (August 19, 2015)

Make sure you click on the desktop first to establish focus.

Windows 10 Insider Program only available on genuinely activated systems Commented on: 1 year ago (August 19, 2015)

I was concerned whether my two test machines would be left out but the machine that went from Windows 8.1 to an Insider build early upgrade last night without any problems and the other machine,...

Q: Is Windows 10 really the end for normal computer users? Commented on: 1 year ago (August 12, 2015)

Win RT is a subset of .NET. If anything, the gradual shift to Store and universal apps is the triumph of ,NET.

Initial post release updates for Windows 10 Insiders will be full builds versus update packages Commented on: 1 year ago (August 4, 2015)

There is a really good reason they're going back to the full build approach for Insiders. They need to test EVERYTHING, including the install process. This is why being an Insider carries a...

We now know why Windows Media Center is not in Windows 10 Commented on: 1 year ago (August 4, 2015)

WMC isn't in Windows 10 because it is a financial sinkhole that hasn't had any active development since 2009. Worse, the DVR is a shrinking market as the dominance of scheduled broadcasting...

Preparing for the Windows 10 Upgrade: What Your PC Needs Commented on: 1 year ago (July 3, 2015)

Windows 10 at first may not seem like adequate reason to buy a new PC but going forward the features of new PCs are going to be quite dramatic in comparison to current mainstream systems. One huge...

A little hands on time with Surface 3 Commented on: 1 year ago (April 3, 2015)

I expect there will be a transitional period of a length depending on inventory turnover, refreshes, and new model introductions.

In the past, when a new version of Windows was imminent, to...

Would You Buy a non-Pro Surface Tablet? Commented on: 1 year ago (March 25, 2015)

It all comes down to the price vs. the specs. It would have be very inexpensive to bother with anything less than a 1080p display at this point. And it would help greatly if there was a way to add...

Windows 10 Upgrades: Who gets it, how they get it and who doesn’t Commented on: 1 year ago (March 18, 2015)

Preemptive strike. You have to anticipate the behavior of stupid or irrational people and be prepared rather than waste far more time dealing with it later. It consumes a certain amount of...

WinHec 2015: Windows 10 release date, system requirements and beating piracy Commented on: 1 year ago (March 18, 2015)

Keep in mind the 'Desktop' category includes low end small tablets selling for under $100. These will default to the Windows 8.x style UI, which works just fine for such devices at the minimum...

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