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Embracing the Low-Cost PC Commented on: 7 weeks ago (March 4, 2014)

I argue that it is the slow increase in single threaded performance that is making the low end PC and even smartphone viable. Powerful multi-core applications have not appeared leaving little...

Tami Reller Talks: Windows 8 at 16 Months Commented on: 9 weeks ago (February 20, 2014)

I had a long post that was basically negative, but I'm shortening to just say what I want:

Dear Microsoft,
I want to want to use Metro, but right now I don't - at all. Please make it...

Windows 7 to be Available on Consumer PCs Through October Commented on: 9 weeks ago (February 15, 2014)

I think the fall of PC sales is coming from the stagnation in single threaded performance. Developers can't get their heads around multi-core, resulting in a lack of compelling new desktop...

TWiT Live Specials 165: Steve Ballmer Leaving Microsoft Commented on: 34 weeks ago (August 24, 2013)

My prediction for Ballmer's successor:
The guy who went from Microsoft to Nokia.

Windows 8.1 is a 21st Century Windows 3.1 Commented on: 41 weeks ago (July 11, 2013)

I wish the MS had put in better mouse support for Metro. Right click functionality could have been enabled for to show menus that would otherwise appear at the bottom of the screen. That would...

Surface RT Users: No Ethernet For You! Commented on: 41 weeks ago (July 6, 2013)

Wow. I'm getting a little disappointed with the directions Microsoft has been going in. The business people (as opposed to the product people) seem to have a firm hold of the company. The...

It’s Official: The iPad is a PC Commented on: 46 weeks ago (June 3, 2013)

To me the iPad and PC are both computing devices, but with slightly different purposes. In fact, I see it as more of a spectrum: the full size desktop PC with large monitors, then the notebook,...

In Blue: Business Features in Windows 8.1 Commented on: 46 weeks ago (June 3, 2013)

These enhancements don't seem like enough to make Metro a good enterprise environment. I hope there are more announcements coming.

Dell Speaks on Windows RT. Why? Commented on: 1 year ago (April 16, 2013)

Silverlight isn't available for RT because it would would allow the creation of apps that could be installed without going through the App store. So it was a business decision by Microsoft to kill...

Windows 8/RT: State of the Tablet/Hybrid Hardware Commented on: 1 year ago (April 15, 2013)

I am in the market for a new laptop, and everything looks like a downgrade to me. RT isn't going to run my x86 software. Laptop screens are compressing vertically - they are physically shorter and...

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