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Free Windows? Maybe Commented on: 1 year ago (March 1, 2014)

Because Apple isn't in the OS business. They're in the hardware business and the OS just a requirement to make the hardware do anything of worth. If you were allowed to install OS X on the...

Microsoft Finally Announces Windows 8.1 Update 1 Commented on: 1 year ago (February 25, 2014)

I think there needs to be a central account management control panel that apps can register with to expose what is needed in one place.

For example, I want to use my existing XBL account in...

Is This Really Why Microsoft Made Windows 8? Commented on: 1 year ago (February 20, 2014)

I believe him. More specifically, I believe he believes what he is claiming. But this indicates Microsoft was horribly out of touch with who represents the bulk of the company's revenue.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1: Modern Mouse Improvements Commented on: 1 year ago (February 6, 2014)

I never had much problem using a mouse with Win8. The case where the UI was really a pain was on a laptop without a touchscreen. Win8 with a touchpad had serious issues.

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Disk Space Commented on: 1 year ago (February 4, 2014)

Yes, especially those using a smaller SSD or on a Surface. Being able to have Store apps live on the microSD card would help a lot. My Android phone has supported this for years already.

On...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: More Good News for PC Users Commented on: 1 year ago (January 26, 2014)

Once again, I find myself asking what value there is to pinning Metro apps to the task bar. Can anyone name a single Metro app so compelling or useful as to be better than the existing desktop...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: Now with More Integration Commented on: 1 year ago (January 23, 2014)

The close button doesn't matter much for mouse users. closing Metro apps with the mouse isn't a problem. Track pad users will see a large benefit. Metro is really awful on laptops without...

What the Tech 196: CES 2014 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 13, 2014)

The box that 'rarely freezes' is a paid upgrade?

What the Tech 191: LG G2 Review and Amazon Drones Commented on: 1 year ago (December 8, 2013)

Speaking of overly bright LEDs on AV or computer gear, I found a product just for this problem. These are stickers that go over LEDs, with both opaque and semi-opaque versions.

Between the...

Xbox One: Game Downloads Commented on: 1 year ago (November 25, 2013)

It's probably going to be sometime well into next year before developers alter their process to properly support staged downloads. In the past they had to consider things like where on the disc to...

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