Other operating systems
Over the years I have posted a number of times about Microsoft’s schoolyard badmouthing of rivals. Time and again Microsoft marketing has preferred trash-talking the competition instead of explaining the good points of its own products, Oh, we get meaningless empty stuff about how Windows will save the world but there is never any actual […]
The new killer app is a real humanLive experts like those from Google Helpouts and Amazon’s Mayday are changing everything—At Computerworld, Mike Elgan reports on the growing use of live humans on the Internet 10 reasons the browser is becoming the universal OSExtensible, mutable, and rapidly evolving thanks to open source roots, the Web browser […]
Fake Windows tech support calls continue to plague consumersMore than a year after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) heralded a major crackdown on fraudsters posing as Microsoft technical support personnel, consumers continue to receive calls from scammers—At Computerworld, Gregg Keizer reports on continuing scam Privacy Isn’t a Right, It’s a CommodityAt Slate, Josh Klein […]
Ubuntu’s maker says Linux will never achieve the goal of overtaking Windows. This because computers—and users—are dumber than ever—John Dvorak
From: Kinvey Backend as a Service The latest Android version was very recently announced and is called “KitKat”, same as the candy bar. Why it isn’t the widely expected “Key Lime Pie” is discussed in this post.
Microsoft has derailed for lack of an engineer in chiefPeople give plenty of reasons for Microsoft’s fall from the top of the tech heap. Two of the more common explanations are internal turf wars and the inevitable decline of a near monopoly that got fat and happy. But I think there’s something much simpler at […]
After being held back for a long time by the vested interests of the monopolistic Wintel ecosystem, computing devices for the needs of ordinary people are finally appearing. Freed from the constraints and costs of having to support a bloated Windows operating system that tries to do everything, a variety of inexpensive and easy to […]