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So What Does a $200 PC Look Like? Commented on: 2 days ago (August 18, 2014)

"Huh", is right...;) Good job, Microsoft! This is what is possible when Microsoft works with hardware OEMs to come up with products as opposed to trying to do everything itself. Who cares what...

Coming Soon: Threshold Public Preview Commented on: 4 days ago (August 16, 2014)

We've had "patch Tuesday" for Windows for years--hopefully, no one @ Microsoft actually believes that changing the name to "update Tuesday" is going to fool anybody. What's "new" about that,...

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Commented on: 5 days ago (August 15, 2014)

Ought to cover the explorer.exe updates as well (since they are the same.) Wouldn't want people to think Microsoft was forcing them into Metro, would we?...;)

Microsoft Abruptly Kills Skype for Windows Phone 7 Commented on: 1 week ago (August 9, 2014)

@CmdrKeene

18% might sound like a lot until you consider that .0018% (or maybe less) of that 18% were using Skype--which is why Microsoft has pulled it without actually explaining its...

A Charmless "Threshold" with Virtual Desktops? Commented on: 1 week ago (August 7, 2014)

Finally...Microsoft is using its collective "head" and once again striving to make Windows a compelling PC operating system. There are tons of things that can be done that would be interesting...

What I Use (Home Swap): Home Internet Access Commented on: 2 weeks ago (August 4, 2014)

I once lived in Greece for three years; vacation spots included Barcelona, many spots in Italy, and of course all over Greece itself. (It took twelve months to get telephone service, btw--since...

Microsoft is Not Dropping Xbox Music or Xbox Video Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 24, 2014)

Zune was another me-too hardware product (iPod) that Microsoft came up with awhile back. It seems like Microsoft would eventually learn a lesson here...that just because Apple does something and...

What the Tech 219: The Dichotomy of Steve Jobs and Tim Cook Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 23, 2014)

This was actually a very interesting interview (that *is* what it was...;)) Very enlightening...

The generational differences between Paul & Andrew really come into focus here. It's...

Microsoft Muddies the One Windows Waters Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 23, 2014)

Sounds good to me--I think folks have to do more to realize that a lot of what he's saying is designed for people who don't know the difference between versions of Windows and would not know those...

Xbox One Sales Improve Thanks to Cheaper Model Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 19, 2014)

@kri77777

No question the price reduction of $100 was done to simply to achieve pricing parity with Sony--obviously, the raw cost of the Kinect components is not $100. But cutting the...

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