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The Morning After: A Look at the New Normal in Windows 8 Upgrade Pricing Commented on: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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...

Fixing Windows 8, Part 3: Start Screen Commented on: 1 year ago (December 23, 2012)

One improvement that I've been waiting for since Win95 (or so it seems) is to say good riddance to the scrollbar.
Why can fingers move the start-screen effortlessly back and forth, and the...

Consumer Reports Weighs in on Windows Phone 8 Commented on: 1 year ago (December 17, 2012)

You mean that a dedicated photography system (including a wide range of lenses and other accessories) used by amateurs and professionals alike is beaten by camera lens on a device that is primary...

Windows 8 Tip: Embrace Change Commented on: 1 year ago (December 9, 2012)

The problem is not with the start screen, the problem is with the lack of metro-style apps.
Once enough classic desktop applications get to Metro, only then change will be accepted.

Microsoft Cheapens Windows 8 with Ads Commented on: 1 year ago (November 11, 2012)

I don't think Microsoft would do this for the revenue, but rather to establish an idiom for the Metro environment on how to implement ads in the apps in an elegant way.
It shows the Win8...

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