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Lenovo Takes on MacBook Air with ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Commented on: 1 year ago (May 17, 2013)

Bingo! You've met the future of the tablet form factor. I feel certain this is the way it will go for all but the cheapest touchscreen devices which have to omit the standard keyboard (but will...

Google I/O 2013, Day One: A Flood of New and Improved Google Services Commented on: 1 year ago (May 16, 2013)

I have to confess that the comments in this thread should for the most part get the TunnelVision of the Year(TM) award. If I was a Windows developer who thought I could make more money developing...

It’s Official: Windows 8.1 “Blue” will be Free Commented on: 1 year ago (May 15, 2013)

@redstar77

I paid $90 for Win7x64 HP; I paid $39.99 for Win8Pro x64 (Win8Pro being the "ultimate" version of Win8.) Win7Pro Ultimate was $200-$250 @ retail.

I hate to say it as it...

New Coke? Commented on: 1 year ago (May 13, 2013)

@cybersaurusrex

The difference, however, and it's a major difference, is that the Vista changes marked a decisive turning point in the under-the-hood code base for Windows. The UI changes...

The Craziest Windows 8 Ads Ever Made Commented on: 1 year ago (May 12, 2013)

I actually think they are good ads! Some cultures have a deeper appreciation for slapstick than others, I guess. I think these ads would do splendidly in the US, frankly. We loved Benny Hill and...

Julie Larson-Green Talks about “Blue” and the Future of Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (May 9, 2013)

I don't think that JLG should pretend that the Win8 start page requires some kind of fearsome learning curve over the start menu (ridiculous)...;) It's pretty sad to see her do that. If she...

Windows 8.1 “Blue” Public Preview to Arrive in June Commented on: 1 year ago (May 9, 2013)

@pmbAustin

You're missing the point, as is Microsoft. It isn't about some kind of "start menu versus start page" conflict in Microsoft's customer base--both are mere UI elements. Most...

Tami Reller Talks Windows 8.1 "Blue" Commented on: 1 year ago (May 7, 2013)

I cannot understand the secrecy, except that confusion apparently reigns inside the company and they are having *difficulty* deciding whether or not to bring back the start button *and* menu....

Microsoft Completes the Transition from Hotmail to Outlook.com, Adds New Features Commented on: 1 year ago (May 4, 2013)

@redstar77

While it usually doesn't bother me (a rose by any other name will smell just as sweet, etc.), I have to confess never caring for "hotmail" nomenclature as it rings faintly of...

In Blue: Automatic Desktop Display Scaling Commented on: 1 year ago (May 3, 2013)

@dalestrauss

Were you around when Windows forced you into a reboot to change dpi scaling? (pre-Win7?) I agree that logging on and off is still too much, but logging off & on is still...

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