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Defending the Design of the Xbox One Commented on: 1 year ago (May 31, 2013)

One of the things I've always passionately disliked about Apple has been the company's emphasis on its case designs--the "outside" of its computers and devices--to the extent that attention to the...

It’s Official: The iPad is a PC Commented on: 1 year ago (May 31, 2013)

The image you used for the illustration is apt; that old IBM is only slightly exceeded by the computing power of an iPad. Seriously, if you want to compare an iPad to a PC, then best go back ten...

In Blue: Start Experience Changes Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2013)

Blue sounds good. I'll certainly give the revamped start screen a look--the "All programs" setting right now just doesn't allow me enough flexibility--so I'm using the boot-to-desktop/start-...

Coming in Blue: Boot to Desktop, Start Button, and More! Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2013)

Working on the assumption that your statement here is more than simple satire, you're being silly. The function of a GUI is to allow the user to run programs through a comfortable, easy-to-use...

What if Xbox One is Another Windows 8? Commented on: 1 year ago (May 29, 2013)

I have a feeling, though, that this sort of thing looks a lot better on stage than it does in the living room. Better close the drapes when you start yelling and jerking and waving your hands all...

No Surprises in Metro App Usage Report Commented on: 1 year ago (May 25, 2013)

Ah...the Amiga...;) I doubt I'll ever forget it. I remember Discmaster--actually, I recall the functionality you describe if not the name of the software. Do you remember an AREXX scripting...

Microsoft Offers a Free User Guide for Windows 8 Commented on: 1 year ago (May 23, 2013)

I have to disagree somewhat, Paul, with your assessment of this "document" as less than "terrible". It was not until page 36 (out of 38 on my desktop) that Microsoft mentions a "mouse" in any...

Microsoft Announces New Mice with Dedicated Start Buttons Commented on: 1 year ago (May 23, 2013)

No, no Microsoft! I wanted a *software* start button connected to a software start menu--and here you go putting a plastic "start button" on a friggin' mouse, instead! You are taking this whole...

In New Ad, Microsoft Finally Takes on the iPad Commented on: 1 year ago (May 23, 2013)

I agree with Paul's assessment, but I have to point out that with Surface you are paying for the extra software, and with Pro you are paying for the much more robust hardware. IMO, of course...

Xbox One Preview: A Look at the Reveal Games Commented on: 1 year ago (May 23, 2013)

I really tire of late with the way the word "hate" is bandied about by people who seem not to know what it means. "Criticism" is not a synonym for "hate." But often this word "hate" is used...

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