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Windows 8.1 OEM Media Commented on: 1 year ago (October 22, 2013)

It's an elaborate illusion. What you are looking at is a hologram of a blue DVD. It's adds about fifty bucks to the cost of the product but you have to agree it's well worth the expense.

Why Microsoft Didn't Make a Bay Trail Surface Commented on: 1 year ago (October 21, 2013)

I'm not buying it. An all-Metro version of Windows (which is to say an OS that doesn't actually do a windowed UI) would be a miserable obstacle to how I and millions of other savvy users get work...

Windows 8.1 Upgrade Woes Commented on: 1 year ago (October 18, 2013)

The biggest annoyance I've run into is the upgrade doesn't respect non-default file type assignments. To restore my email opening links in Firefox I had to first change the assignment to another...

Google Offers a Life Line to XP Users: Chrome Commented on: 1 year ago (October 18, 2013)

Actually, it does work that way for Firefox and IE. The difference is that Firefox has it built into the app itself and IE uses the Windows Update infrastructure.

The real question is why...

Windows 8.1 Upgrade Guide: Electronic Upgrade Options Commented on: 1 year ago (October 17, 2013)

Unless things have changed greatly from past releases, the activation key will only work with that specific version of Windows. You have to install that first and then install 8.1.

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What the Tech 184: Paul Thurrott Interview Part 2 Commented on: 1 year ago (October 10, 2013)

The primary problem with ME was that most of the newer functionality over 98SE was code written specifically for the NT kernel. It had requirements that the DOS shell 9x Windows simply couldn't...

What the Tech 183: Paul Thurrott Interview Part 1 Commented on: 1 year ago (October 3, 2013)

Funny, I took up reading the Business section of the LA Times for largely the same reasons. My first machine was the Atari 800.

Windows 8.1 Tip: Personalize the Start Screen Commented on: 1 year ago (October 3, 2013)

Yes, this has proven to be such a winning approach for Windows 8 thus far.

I don't mind the current setup but it doesn't mean I have no sympathy for those who are more sensitive to...

Hover Returns .... to the Web! Commented on: 1 year ago (October 3, 2013)

What is that video trying to promote? It seems to suggest that if you had much interest in the original game you are likely a pathetic loser 18 years later whose life hasn't progressed at all....

Windows 8.1 + SkyDrive = Smart Files Commented on: 1 year ago (October 2, 2013)

Very nice. Now, how do I turn it off? If I put a file on my device it is because I need to have the file on my device. Not a link to the file on a server somewhere. The actual file.

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