Every 15-year-old is an app waiting to happen.
—Marek Fuchs at Marketwatch
Source: Wall Street Journal
Microsoft announced the name of its next big Windows release and it was a surprise. The next Windows will skip over 9, right to Windows 10. As many had predicted, the Start Menu is back along with other retrograde features. Microsoft is tacitly admitting that Windows 8 was a big mistake. Here are two links with some information and graphics.
- Windows 10 in pictures: A new Start menu puts focus back on the desktop
Jon Brodkin at ArsTechnica
- Microsoft’s Windows 10: What’s new and how to get the preview bits
Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet
Somehow I don’t think this reversion to a more desktop-friendly version would have happened in the Ballmer era but who knows.
- Everything You Need To Know About Ethernet Cables
At MakeUseOf, James Bruce explains about different kinds of cables
- Free downloads from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Nearly 400,000 images from the collection of one of the world’s great museums free to download
Very popular site for finding good books to read.
- Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page
Malwarebytes site with useful information about phone scams
- The history of Android
At ArsTechnica, Ron Amado traces the history of Google’s operating system from Android 0.5 to Android 4.4.
The reason the world isn’t awash in cheap-but-capable handhelds is because of the gullibility of the buying public. Yes, that means you.
—John C. Dvorak at PCMag