Quote of the week

Dear Microsoft: Give me back the Start Menu now!—Preston Gralla commenting at Computerworld on Microsoft saying the Windows Start Menu may return at some unspecified future time.

Monday links

Can’t Find A Coupon Code For Online Stores? Just AskWhen you’re shopping online, you probably perform a cursory search online to find out whether the e-retailer you’re about to buy from has any coupons available online. Sites for sharing coupon codes like RetailMeNot are great to check quickly. What should you do if your search […]

Monday links

Half of all exploits target JavaOnce upon a time, Microsoft was the favorite target of malware developers. As Microsoft improved the defenses in its software, though, cybercrooks moved on to easier pickings. Adobe was a prime target for a while, but Adobe followed Microsoft’s lead and made its software more secure as well. According to […]

Another example of why competition is good

Microsoft’s profit margins are among the highest in the world. They are especially high in areas where Microsoft has little competition. That includes Windows, where Microsoft still has what is effectively a monopoly on the desktop. The price of Windows is now a substantial contributor to the cost of lower-end systems. But look what a […]

Insightful analysis of what’s happening to Microsoft Windows

Paul Thurrott is a long-time observer of Microsoft and has written many books and articles about Windows and other Microsoft products. He has recently written a number of articles about the failure of Windows 8 and Microsoft’s falling behind in the mobile era. Thurrott is not a Microsoft basher. In fact. he has been a […]

Fascinating history and analysis of Microsoft

John Gruber’s blog, Daring Fireball, often has some very interesting reading. A recent article called Microsoft, Past and Future has some very insightful analysis of Microsoft, its history, and its future. It’s worth looking at.

What’s the best computer for the masses?

I have been saying for years that Windows was not a suitable operating system for the majority of the world’s home PC users. Unfortunately, the Windows monopoly and its giant ecosystem were totally pervasive and there was no real alternative. Apple confined itself to the high end and Linux was fractured into a bewildering assortment […]