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Monday links

What you need to know about 3D printers for today and tomorrowBeyond the hype, there are real uses for this technology, but also some key barriers yet to be addressed—Galen Gruman at InfoWorld The Web at 25 in the U.S.Report about Internet usage in the US from the Pew Research Internet Project FTC: Identity theft […]

Quote of the week

As far as Microsoft interfaces go, the live tiles that are the major feature of the home screens of Windows Phone and Windows 8 haven’t been around very long. Even so, given how ineffective they are, it’s been far too long.—James Kendrick , Mobile News columnist at ZDNet.

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 […]

Monday links

8 Reasons Why Even Microsoft Agrees the Windows Desktop is a NightmareLet’s be honest: The Windows desktop is a mess. Sure, it’s extremely powerful and has a huge software library, but it’s not a good experience for average people. It’s not even a good experience for geeks, although we tolerate it—The How-to Geek Banking malware […]

Quote of the week

Windows on the x86 architecture has become a horrible bloated mess, dragging behind it years of legacy, and offering a never-ending supply of footholds for malware to enter your digital fortress.—Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet

Microsoft Windows, the PITA operating system

I have been using Windows since 3.0 replaced DOS on my home computer. I have written many articles about Windows and taught numerous classes about Windows. I give talks about Windows. Over the years I have owned and used dozens of Windows PCs. So, I think it is fair to say that I know something […]

Quote of the week

If you could synthesize a year’s worth of mixed reviews into just a few words, Windows 8 would probably boil down to these three: confusing, contradictory, and unfinished—Ed Bott, commenting on the improvements he sees in the just-released Windows upgrade to 8.1.