Windows “slower than other operating systems”“Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening.” That’s one way to start an insider explanation of why Windows’ performance isn’t up to snuff. Written by someone who actually contributes code to the Windows NT kernel, the comment on Hacker News, later [...]
The learning curve is real and needs to be addressed—Tami Reller, chief marketing officer and chief financial officer of Microsoft’s Windows division, commenting on Windows 8 in a New York Times interview.
Well, I tried—I tried to like Windows 8 but it just was not to be. I have been using the new operating system off and on for a year, beginning with the beta and I have it installed as the main operating system on a laptop and in a virtual machine on a desktop. But [...]
In fact, here are three quotes, all on the subject of Windows 8 There is a palpable lack of trust surrounding Windows 8.—ZDNet columnist Adrian Kingsley-Hughes Personally, I think that Microsoft forced the Start screen upon us in a desperate attempt to gain mobile relevancy and market share, but we’ll probably never know the truth.—Sebastian [...]
I have been using Windows 8 since it came out in beta and I have written a number of articles about it. I am about to give presentations on Windows 8 to several audiences of senior citizens and I have put together a bibliography for the presentation. It consists of articles I have written plus [...]
Mobile Chargers Prepare for Their Day in the SunWhether you’re comparing restaurant menus while sitting in the park or turning on the air-conditioner before getting home, life is becoming increasingly mobile thanks to smartphones and tablets. And with new apps appearing constantly, the possibilities for this kind of connected living could be endless — if [...]
Metro, or Modern, or whatever you’d like to call the new style of applications that debuted with Windows 8, is problematic. It’s problematic because it’s built for touch, but forces itself on your non-touch computer, too. And because of its expanse of white (or blank, for it’s often in some intense shade of color) space [...]