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 […]
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
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 […]
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.
Today saw the release of Windows 8.1 to the general public. Is it worthwhile to upgrade? I have been using 8.1 in a nearly-finished RTM version for some time and I strongly recommend that anyone who already has Windows 8 should upgrade. Should Windows 7 users upgrade? Personally, I don’t think so. Wait until you […]
The rapid changes now occurring in the computer world mean a diminished role for Microsoft—diminished but by no means minor. Here are some links with analysis of just what Microsoft’s new place in computing might be: Windows 9 will unify the smartphone, tablet, desktop, and console, but is it too little too late?…on October 18, […]
Microsoft’s bet on touch PCs fails to pay offBuyers reject touchscreen notebooks, spooked by higher prices and concerns about value of Windows 8′s touch UI—Gregg Keizer at Computerworld How You Can Buy Whatever Reputation You WantIn NY Magazine, Graeme Wood writes about how you can buy whatever reputation on the web that you want. High-Tech […]