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While I Was Gone... Commented on: 13 weeks ago (August 18, 2014)

The more I'm asked to help people with OpenOffice and LibreOffice, the more I respect the value of MS Office. In almost every case the user, who went to Open/Libre to avoid paying, wants to be...

So What Does a $200 PC Look Like? Commented on: 13 weeks ago (August 18, 2014)

It may also be worth noting that USB under Windows 8.1 supports a vastly greater range of devices than Chrome OS. Storage devices will be supported under Chrome but things like scanners?

It's Too Early to Write Off the Third Smartphone Ecosystem Commented on: 13 weeks ago (August 15, 2014)

I'm reminded of the endless discussions of whether there could be at any given time a third successful game console. Those who were convinced there couldn't be would need to be reminded of...

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Detailed by Microsoft Commented on: 15 weeks ago (August 7, 2014)

Because an app needs to written or updated to actually do anything with it. It is a set of functions for programmers to use, not a new interface available to the user. For example, VLC could be...

A Charmless "Threshold" with Virtual Desktops? Commented on: 15 weeks ago (August 7, 2014)

It comes down to the central complaint of Windows 8 for existing users: having touch features jammed into the desktop space with no configurability options. If Windows 8 had been released with a '...

Windows 8.1 Update 2 is Shipping This Month Commented on: 15 weeks ago (August 4, 2014)

I believe that is the intention, and why it isn't being tossed out quickly for adoption. Unlike third party menu options, they have to make something that is fully configurable to various...

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station: First Impressions Commented on: 16 weeks ago (July 31, 2014)

I really, really, really doubt it. First, it would be an incredibly major feature to keep under wraps. Second, what would be the point for an item like the Surface? The next generation of USB 3,...

Microsoft Muddies the One Windows Waters Commented on: 17 weeks ago (July 24, 2014)

Is it Bluetooth? If yes, it will work. That means it will cost more than the cheapest wireless keyboards but greater functionality in a communications system carries a price.

Tools of the Trade: USB 3.0 to SATA Adapter Commented on: 17 weeks ago (July 24, 2014)

It's been quite a while since anyone brought me a system with an PATA drive for recovery or migration, so my elderly USB 2.0 adapter should cover that area. I definitely want a USB 3.0 adapter for...

TechEd is Dead, Long Live TechEd Commented on: 17 weeks ago (July 22, 2014)

I miss WinHEC.

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