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Windows Weekly 376: Take Back Your Roubles Commented on: 13 weeks ago (August 21, 2014)

They didn't focus enough on configurability, so it could fulfill multiple scenarios. I'm hoping they create a central UI control panel to make it easy for users to get the Windows that is right...

Samsung's Nook Tablet: An Interesting Case of What Might Have Been Commented on: 13 weeks ago (August 21, 2014)

Most navigation apps (Google Maps, TeleNav) will support the local downloading of map data. You won't get niceties like real-time traffic but it will be as effective as any navigation device of a...

Surface Pro 3 Gets a Second August 2014 Firmware Update Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 20, 2014)

The UEFI drivers are typically a subset of the functionality expected within the OS. It would be like doing all of your work in Safe Mode.

While I Was Gone... Commented on: 14 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: 14 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: 14 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: 16 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,...

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