Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:50

"and less like going from a Camry to a Corvette" And Windows 8 is the Corvette? No.

LOL Going from Windows XP SP3 / 7 to Windows 8 feels like going from a real nice Chev / Cadillac to a...

Friday, January 3, 2014 - 11:50

This is a click-bate article. There's nothing wrong with Windows. It might be being panned in the popular press right now because, true, no one is excited about Windows 8.0. As a matter of fact...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 19:21

Well good on them for responding to their customers, including me. Looks like Windows codenamed Threshold will be a success.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:12

@ WaltC

Wow, a big nicely written read .. is Thurrott paying you? LOL He should!.

No one is suggesting that the people of the NSA/CIA/CSIS/MI6/ASIS/FBI cabal are sitting down to...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:46

Microsoft isn't paying developers for Metro apps. Microsoft is soaking them. Microsoft is taking a 30% cut on Metro apps.

Here, even the income tax rate doesn't usually hit 30%.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 10:37

IMHO end of (security) support of XP should be when usage levels reach the point where the OS is no longer really a target for criminals and their malware.

To pull (security) support before...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 13:05

70 year olds can be powerhouses. They do not have to retire if they enjoy what they are doing.

I have an aunt who took on a full time job at 75, no problem, she got them moved in bigger and...

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 09:48

How about:

Microsoft Servers & Affliates Storage Solutions (MS ASS).

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 10:53

If the people at Microsoft drop the dishonesty that is Metro, and instead focus on making Windows the best ever they will revive the PC industry generally, and will restore the confidence of their...

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:15

Microsoft should forget Surface RT and drop it. It has nothing to offer that isn't already done by Apple.

Microsoft should focus on Surface Pro, perhaps just calling it "Surface". It does...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 17:03

Yesterday it was security, today it's rapid release (we all know why), tomorrow it's stable platform, or whatever. Buzz words and phrases that mean entirely nothing.

Microsoft will release...

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 15:09

The number one reason not to install Microsoft betas is that Microsoft DOES NOT PAY YOU. Why give the richest company / bunch of people on earth free labour doing their software testing for them...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:49

Those buildings are amazing - they look like databases! And they exude confidence. Wow.

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 14:26

Will .NET 3.5 be enabled by default this time? It should be. Then I can deploy a .NET 3.5 application across all of Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 without elaborate instructions and / or detection...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 09:30

Somehow it seems that this "vision" is just that of a scheme to turn every computer and device into a dumb terminal connected to Microsoft servers which hand out only the updates and software...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 11:25

@ dalestrauss I agree you that, really, what's the point of Windows RT? Apple has already done that. It's a toy.

The version of Microsoft Surface to get it the one with the Intel...

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 09:29

Devices!? So then, um, what? Is Microsoft is abandoning personal computing?

Devices are great 'n all, but I don't use them much.

I like computers .. you know .. those wiz bang...

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 10:11

I'm only a critic when they (the folks at Microsoft) deserve it. Usually I'm quite supportive, IMHO.

But Windows 8.0 is an ugly abomination and a disservice to the customer base, and I...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 12:37


"The cloud" i.e. other people's computers is just that: other people's computers. Great for some things, risky for others.

And if you think they aren't aggressively looking,...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 14:23

The point to the "new" Window 8 is quite simple. It is a marketing scheme pure and simple, designed to corral computer owners into the "Metro" environment - a virtual walled prison - where the...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:33

A Start button but no Start menu? Seriously, you're jerking my chain?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 11:45

Way back, in the 50's, GM put a joystick in an experimental Buick. It was a newer, more modern, more efficient, more responsive way to steer an automobile. And everyone hated it.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 13:15

All for the want of a Start button. Reminds me of a poem about a king and the want of a nail.

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:29

Give or take a natural cycle or two, it is all Windows 8's fault.

Let me put it in simple terms.

Let's say you want a new chair. You don't absolutely need one now, but sometime soon...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 09:56

LOL Windows 8's destructive wake is really bad. If Windows 9 is as bad, the industry might tank.

On the other hand, everybody knows that if Windows 9 includes an option for a Start Menu,...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 17:51

I consider Windows 7 a version of NT. Even 8. But with 8 the Desktop interface is deliberately botched in the hope of corralling people into using the monetized Metro interface (Microsoft gets a...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:20

Yup, it's hard to say. Windows XP splits the install base with Windows 7. While Windows 8 is barely growing, only up to 5% since August 2012 (yeah, it's doing really badly) (and many of those are...

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:23

"No Evidence Microsoft is Merging Windows with Phone"

That's because it's already been done; it's called Metro. Now if someone wants to phone someone they just hold their 15in laptop to...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 13:06

Out-of-the-box I can't praise Windows 8 Desktop.

It's been deliberately crippled and its appearance has been deliberately clobbered.

That said: yes, there are some real improvements...

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 17:26
Hm. Only comment on this story so far. No surprise. No one cares that the Windows 8 Upgrade Offer for New PCs ends. No one cares about Windows 8. Most people who run it run it only because they are...

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