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With Sales Soaring, Surface Heads to Governments Too Commented on: 1 year ago (November 5, 2014)

All the Best Buy stores near me (CA and NV) have had Surface Pro 3s on display and in stock. Also, they had almost a billion dollars in revenue for the Surface division for the past quarter. That...

Microsoft Seeks to Please Everyone with Windows 10 Commented on: 1 year ago (October 2, 2014)

I want all my devices, tablets, laptops & desktops, to behave in a consistent fashion no matter what peripherals are plugged in. Windows 8 did that correctly, as the "touch" interface is...

EU's Almunia Admits Google a Bigger Problem Than Was Microsoft Commented on: 1 year ago (September 26, 2014)

Let us not forget that the "market" over which MS was found to have a monopoly consisted only of Windows and OS/2. The original findings of "fact" specifically eliminated anything running on non-...

Windows in the Mobile First, Cloud First Era Commented on: 1 year ago (August 15, 2014)

I think that's why they call it "Zero Dollars" instead of "free" because no sane person wants to be associated with Richard Stallman. He is definitely "sanity free", "ethics free", "reason free",...

Microsoft Should Buy Xamarin Commented on: 1 year ago (March 27, 2014)

And, from what I understand, their VS integration is such that even when building for iOS, you never actually have to use the Mac, you can just have it on the network with your iDevice plugged in...

Microsoft Has Sold Over 200 Million Windows 8 Licenses Commented on: 1 year ago (February 15, 2014)

I believe this officially means that Microsoft has sold more copies of Windows 8 to consumers in 16 months than Apple has sold iPads in over 5 years. Yep, the iPad sure is the wave of the future...

Short Takes: October 4, 2013 Commented on: 2 years ago (October 4, 2013)

You are forgetting, of course, that the "Touch UI" itself works just fine with a mouse & keyboard, and that for many consumer and targeted corporate environments is easier and more efficient...

Amazon Prevails in Apple App Store Lawsuit Commented on: 2 years ago (July 10, 2013)

I also preferred the term "marketplace" over "store" and wish MS hadn't changed it. To me, "marketplace" implies many different vendors, selling and buying, while "store" sounds more monolithic...

Microsoft Answers Complaints but Neuters Some Key Xbox One Advantages Commented on: 2 years ago (June 20, 2013)

How do you enforce "you cannot use the physical disk again" -- you can't change the bits on the disc, so your plan makes it trivial for person #1 to register, then give the disc to person #2 who...

With Users Feeling Blue, Microsoft Seeks a Windows 8 Mulligan Commented on: 2 years ago (May 30, 2013)

Isn't this the case already? I'm pretty sure that I have docked my Surface RT to a 1080p display and ran it at 1080p.

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