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Modern and Desktop Windows Versions of Skype Updated Commented on: 1 year ago (April 12, 2014)

you're right. I downloaded directly from Skype when this blurb was posted & I got 6.14.64.104, which had the new design. And of course after 'update 1' trashed my PC and I had to rebuild, I...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Hits RTM Commented on: 1 year ago (March 5, 2014)

I agree. I like Win8.1 with Start8, but I have no use for any of the Metro apps.

There's a reason the desktop metaphor works so well -- it's because it allows for multi-tasking with very...

Windows 8.1 + Microsoft Account Commented on: 1 year ago (March 4, 2014)

That's a pretty broad brush. There are plenty of using legit versions who don't want to use a Microsoft account for privacy reasons.

The only reason Microsoft aren't currently compiling...

Free Windows? Maybe Commented on: 1 year ago (February 28, 2014)

My company is mostly remote workers, so we use the paid corporate version of Skype, and it still has ads -- big ones! I can't imagine how obnoxious a free offering might be. Not to mention the...

Is This Really Why Microsoft Made Windows 8? Commented on: 1 year ago (February 21, 2014)

That is quite a bit of a history rewrite. Everyone I work with dislikes dealing with Win2K 12/R2 because of the lack of a Start Menu. We might end up buying Start8 for all of them.

I...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Very Early) Preview Commented on: 1 year ago (January 8, 2014)

I hope they'll switch Skydrive back to working as a standalone desktop app. I'm not interested in using a Microsoft login and being tracked. I don't care if they say they aren't doing it now,...

Windows Weekly 340: Can I Call You Steve? Commented on: 1 year ago (December 16, 2013)

Any idea if with the Theshold stuff they'll re-enable use of SkyDrive as a desktop app? I liked it, but I quit using it under 8.1 because of the requirement I log in to the OS with a Microsoft...

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Switch from Gmail to Outlook.com Commented on: 1 year ago (December 13, 2013)

I wish they'd release some utility that will sync your Outlook 2013 calendar with outlook.com. I don't care about email, since I download to Outlook & delete. I don't keep it on the web....

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Heads to MSDN, TechNet, Volume License Customers Commented on: 1 year ago (September 17, 2013)

Has anyone with VL and Software Assurance actually been able to access the TechNet subscription? Their VL site has been a disaster since they redesigned it a couple of years ago and has never...

Windows 8.1 Pricing Revealed Commented on: 1 year ago (September 17, 2013)

Any idea why Win8 can do a full upgrade (carry everything) from Win7, but Win8.1 cannot? Has something changed sufficiently with the internals that this isn't practical? Or just a decision not...

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