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We now know why Windows Media Center is not in Windows 10 Commented on: 27 weeks 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: 32 weeks 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: 45 weeks 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: 46 weeks 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: 47 weeks 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: 47 weeks 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...

Windows 10 Will Introduce Web Apps to the Store Commented on: 49 weeks ago (March 5, 2015)

A major portion of the apps in the Windows Store are ALREADY just encapsulated web sites. How much of a change is this really?

Xbox 360 owners can now build an Xbox One games library via their console Commented on: 49 weeks ago (March 3, 2015)

To be fair, this is also true of the Sony PSN+ subscription service. Many games include the Vita and/or PS4 version and you can also claim those 'free' (they go away if you let the subscription...

Microsoft Not Yet Ready to Describe What "Supported Lifetime of the Device" Means for Windows 10 Commented on: 1 year ago (February 2, 2015)

If Intel stops updating the drivers for a chip set, there isn't much Microsoft can do about it. Over time the requirements for drivers change and eventually those older chip sets can no longer be...

Is Microsoft taking the Windows 10 Start Screen in the wrong direction? Commented on: 1 year ago (January 26, 2015)

Folders are still desperately needed on the Start menu in any mode. This lack is especially annoying as it has been a standard feature in iOS and Android since before Win8 launched.

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