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Feeling Blue: Microsoft, You’re Releasing it Wrong Commented on: 2 years ago (February 24, 2013)

Spot on, Paul.
And it's not even that hard to do. Just replace the mail app with a shortcut to
It's crazy how bad some of the apps are. If Microsoft wants to delight its...

Surface Pro 128 GB Immediately Sells Out Commented on: 2 years ago (February 9, 2013)

This, I think, sends a very clear message to the OEM manufacturers.
There is a market for high quality products that has been ignored for far too long. We've suffered through all the...

Going Pro: Replacing the Desktop Commented on: 2 years ago (February 7, 2013)

One would think that people who purchase the Surface Pro would especially interested in the desktop experience.
It blows my mind that Microsoft couldn't see this in advance. Kudos to them...

Microsoft Invites Users to Retail Stores to Preview Surface Pro Commented on: 2 years ago (February 5, 2013)

I am definitely interested in the Pro, but I live in Europe. (In the Netherlands, actually.)
Paul, is there any release schedule for other countries (or even an estimate), or is that yet to...

The Morning After: A Look at the New Normal in Windows 8 Upgrade Pricing Commented on: 2 years ago (February 1, 2013)

Microsoft has offered Windows 8 for enthusiasts for a limited period of time for a reasonable price. Non-enthusiasts will get it with their regular hardware upgrade.
Enthusiasts (such as me...

iSuppli: Surface Dogged by Low Sales, High Returns Commented on: 2 years ago (January 31, 2013)

How reliable is a resource that starts its name with "i" ? [Yes, that's a joke.]
Microsoft's biggest challenge is that bloggers/"journalists", etc. are making money out of sensational...

Office 365 Home Premium vs. Office 2013: Which Makes More Sense for You? Commented on: 2 years ago (January 29, 2013)

Actually, my copy of Office 2010 Home makes most sense to me, because I already have a licence for that one and it does all (and more) than I need.
I won't be upgrading anything unless there...

Windows 8 Tip: Buy the Electronic Upgrade Now, Install It Later Commented on: 2 years ago (January 27, 2013)

I'm running Windows 8 from my desktop now, and I'm contemplating a Surface Pro.
If I activate WMC now on the desktop, will this then be somehow registered on my Microsoft account in the...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 6: Offer Desktop Apps in Windows Store ... For Both Windows 8 and RT Commented on: 2 years ago (January 7, 2013)

I disagree with you here, Paul. (I think.)
The Metro and Desktop must be kept as separate as possible. I think we're in an (extended) transition period right now towards a simpler, user...

This Best Buy Circular Says It All Commented on: 2 years ago (January 6, 2013)

For me, the most ironic detail is the offering of a "$49.99" value of subsidised crapware as if that were a good thing.
My next computing device will almost certainly be a Surface, just...

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