Category Archives: Windows

NEW post on Windows XP situation

I made two incorrect statements in my last post on Windows XP.  One is that I said it was my last warning on its demise, and obviously here is another one.  The other is that I said I’d write about … Continue reading

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Finishing turning Windows Blue

People seem a little shocked at how much change is coming in both the Windows 8.1 Update (a.k.a. Update 1, Feature Pack, etc.) and in Windows Phone 8.1.  You probably shouldn’t be as both offerings have far more effort behind … Continue reading

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Another stupid Anti-Malware test?

PC Mag has an article on the latest anti-malware tests by NSS Labs.  For this test NSS Labs turned off Microsoft’s SmartScreen because it was too effective, blocking 98-100% of malware.  SmartScreen, being in the OS now, works independent of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Goes Low

Lower-end devices are where both Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets are showing the most traction.  On the phone side the (Nokia) Lumia 520/521 is where a lot of the volume growth has come from.  On the tablet side the … Continue reading

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More fuel on the Android apps on Windows fire

In 1996 Microsoft licensed Java from Sun.  Think about that for a moment before continuing on with this blog post.  At what seemed the height of its PC market dominance, when it “owned” the developers, when Visual Basic and Visual … Continue reading

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Microsoft and an Android play

We are floating in rumors and suggestions this week around Microsoft and Android, from a call for Microsoft to drop Windows Phone in favor of a forked Android to Peter Bright’s explanation of why that doesn’t make technical sense, to the … Continue reading

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Where is Windows going?

Paul Thurrott’s piece (some might say rant) this weekend over where Microsoft seems to be taking Windows with Windows 8.1 Update 1 adds more fuel to the fire about the future of Windows.  Put simply, Microsoft began a re-invention of … Continue reading

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Tablets, Phablets, and Phones: Is there change in the wind?

With the exception of Microsoft, most tech companies are posting somewhat disappointing results.  Particularly when it comes to sales of tablets and smartphones.  Now to some extent I think this is the result of overly aggressive projections by analysts.  Or … Continue reading

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The change in Windows strategy

There are have been a number of rumors out there about the change in direction coming to Windows as a result of the “One Microsoft” reorg.  And some opinions of what the rumors mean (e.g., is Microsoft backing away from … Continue reading

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Is Windows 8 the new Vista? (Redux)

Paul Thurrott has been posting recently that inside Microsoft people are referring to Windows 8/8.1 as “Vista”.  Of course many outsiders (but not me) have referred to it as being as bad as Vista ever since Windows 8 was revealed … Continue reading

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