Apple Wins iPod/iTunes Antitrust Case Commented on: 2 days ago (December 17, 2014)

Apple did not harm anybody who was part of the Apple ecosystem. Competitors were late to market with different business models built around subscriptions while iTunes let you buy their music and...

In Email Warrant Case, Microsoft Finds Friends in High Places Commented on: 4 days ago (December 16, 2014)

I am in full agreement with Microsoft (and the signatories) on this one. Ironically, Microsoft's position also protects the U.S. economy. If servers owned by American companies which are located...

Windows 10 Slips to Fall 2015 Commented on: 1 week ago (December 11, 2014)

Don't be fooled. The last major operating system release was Windows NT 6 (Vista). Before that it was Windows 2000 (NT 5) and before that Windows NT 4 Workstation.

Everything in-between...

Short Takes: December 5, 2014 Commented on: 2 weeks ago (December 5, 2014)

I'll grant you that nobody NEEDS that kind of salary but it is a competitive market out there and, one way or another, Microsoft shareholders have decided it is better to pay him that much then it...

With Sales Soaring, Surface Heads to Governments Too Commented on: 6 weeks ago (November 4, 2014)

I doubt it. Doing so would be to compete head-to-head with Microsoft's best OEMs.

Today, OEMs can compete with other vendors' tablets (Samsung & Apple) with Windows 8.1 (x86) Bing at...

Satya Nadella Nets a Massive Payday Commented on: 8 weeks ago (October 22, 2014)

I am not sure that there is anything to discuss. Microsoft has placed its trust in Nadella and, in a few short months, Nadella could do irreparable harm to Microsoft. Is that going to happen? I...

Features to Test in the Windows 10 Technical Preview Commented on: 11 weeks ago (October 1, 2014)

The screenshots certainly look pretty. I can hardly wait!

Apple Says iCloud Was Not Hacked Commented on: 15 weeks ago (September 3, 2014)

Even if we are to believe Apple (who has a habit of not "owning up" to any mistake it makes) that this was a brute-force attach. Apple's not making two-factor authentication a requirement is...

Short Takes: August 29, 2014 Commented on: 16 weeks ago (August 29, 2014)

"What happens when Microsoft ends Windows 7 mainstream support next year"

The only thing that happens is NO NEW FEATURES.

Security and other patches will continue until 2020.

China Hopes to Have Its Own Operating System Ready by October Commented on: 16 weeks ago (August 25, 2014)

It is easy to understand why China wants not to be dependent upon foreign technology. On the other hand, their final product has to be available in a wide variety of languages to be exportable....

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