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Back by Popular Demand? Commented on: 1 year ago (January 22, 2014)

There's a huge demand for traditional, non-gimmicky, non-"gadgety" personal computers--and Windows 7, being the best-selling, most popular OS Microsoft has ever shipped, happens to be the most...

Microsoft Extends Anti-Malware Support for Windows XP Commented on: 1 year ago (January 18, 2014)


Since MSE was still being supported even under the original announcement, "dumping" your machines two days ago made no sense, did it?

Mostly, you are screwing yourself...;)...

Chrome 32 vs. Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (January 15, 2014)

Something about Chrome and Google Update gives me horrendous indigestion....;) Can't abide Chrome--just purely don't like it. GU is malware, AFAIC (because it runs at reboot even after I turn it...

Cheap vs. Good Value Commented on: 1 year ago (January 13, 2014)


Your post reminds me of a round'n'round I had years ago with a poor, befuddled MacOS user who sincerely believed that since his version of the MacOS hid the hardware drivers...

What the Tech 196: CES 2014 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 12, 2014)

We just got a new setup for my apartment building's main ISP/HDTV/VOIP and it's incredible--my usual bandwidth down & *up* is 60-99 Mbs--fastest I've ever used! (Smokin') I've got a great...

"Threshold" to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015 Commented on: 1 year ago (January 12, 2014)

There are plenty of people inside Microsoft who understand what it is that consumers have always liked about Windows (and disliked about products like OS X), and I'll wager there is no shortage of...

2013 PC Sales: Down But Not Out Commented on: 1 year ago (January 11, 2014)

This is one of those "glass half-full/empty" stories that never ends. If as much fuss was made over the number of OEM PCs that are selling this year, a much larger number than the decline as...

Windows Phone Turned the Corner in 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 18, 2013)

You know, Merry Christmas, folks! Honestly, McDonald's "One billion served" is a number that actually has no relevance at all to a McDonald's customer. Even should McDonald's serve up a billion...

Microsoft Pulls Surface Pro 2 Firmware Update Commented on: 1 year ago (December 18, 2013)


You nailed it--that is precisely why I'll never buy Apple.

(Or a tablet, most likely. Signed, He Who is Still Waiting for Tablet Inspiration.)

What the Tech 192: The Triple Play Commented on: 1 year ago (December 12, 2013)

@ Sonic 98

I'm well satisfied with 8.1.

I've been with 8/8.1 since January, and it's great partly because I'm using a start-menu substitute, I've turned off the charms and hotspots,...

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