Monthly Archives: June 2012

More on Windows 8/RT target market, low-end Windows Tablets

Continuing on from my previous post on Windows RT pricing I wanted to give a few other data points that show Microsoft is clearly aiming for the more premium end (iPad and above) of the Tablet market, and then offer another … Continue reading

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Windows RT Pricing

Rumors are flying that Windows RT (with Office 2013 included) will cost OEM’s $85 a copy. This is causing a bit of an uproar because at that price there is no way an OEM can build an Amazon Kindle Fire … Continue reading

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Protecting yourself from malicious websites

With all the press about the Flame malware the last couple of weeks I took yet another look at my own security precautions. This involved a bunch of ad-hoc testing on my part, and I’ve come up with a couple … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a startup – PredictableIT Part II

In the first part of this series I alluded to what we put together as an operating environment and before I flesh that out I want to go through the heart of our “IP”.  As I’d mentioned the major initial development … Continue reading

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Keeping Windows 8 “Fresh” after RTM

One of the outstanding questions around Windows 8 is how Microsoft will keep it fresh after RTM.  Most recently Long Zheng raised this question in the context of the relative immaturity of the new Windows Runtime.  If the Windows team retains … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Release Preview Impressions

I’ve been using the Release Preview for a week now and thought it would be a good time to provide some impressions.  With the previous (Developer, Consumer) Previews I only installed Windows 8 on otherwise “out of service” PCs.  For … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a startup – PredictableIT Part I

Back in 2004 a friend had told me about moving a small VC firm and one of its portfolio companies to a hosted environment (at a Managed Service Provider, which was another of the portfolio companies).  Not just servers mind … Continue reading

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