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What the Heck is Happening to Windows? Commented on: 2 years ago (February 10, 2014)

Although it's worked to Apple's advantage, lately, the truth has always been that Apple's 95% a hardware company whereas Microsoft is 95% a software company. The two business models are not...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: Hands-on with Build 16610 Commented on: 2 years ago (February 7, 2014)

I love the Frankie shot--it's Boris K. (one of my all-time favorites), isn't it? Ah, Boris, if only you could see what they've done with Windows! Who was its creator, you ask? I believe it was...

Mozilla Ships a Modern Version of Firefox Commented on: 2 years ago (February 7, 2014)

The photo of the little girl with the plastic spinner in her hand is just *so fitting* when displaying these touch ui screen shots, as touch ui's all appear to be designed for her age group, and...

Windows 8.1 Update 1: Disk Space Commented on: 2 years ago (February 4, 2014)

Gosh, if Microsoft keeps working hard, soon "Modern" will begin to approach 40% of the functionality and control of the explorer UI! But it's hard to imagine it going much farther as this would...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: Hands-on with Build 16596 Commented on: 2 years ago (February 3, 2014)

Very embarrassing for Microsoft to continue its collective amnesia as to how to build and enable an *optional* 8.1 Start Menu--Microsoft has more experience with Windows Start Menus than anyone...

Back by Popular Demand? Commented on: 2 years 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: 2 years ago (January 18, 2014)

@SamR

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: 2 years 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: 2 years ago (January 13, 2014)

@JulesVerny

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: 2 years 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...

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