Windows 9

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 […]

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

Is the Internet a Mob Without Consequence?The immediacy and fast pace of the Internet can be magical. But when someone makes a comment that the masses disagree with, a mob with 140-character pitchforks can develop in seconds and the Internet can become terrifyingly bellicose—At the New York Times, Nick Bilton writes about mob violence on […]

The future of Windows and the arrival of Windows 9

At his site, Paul Thurrott has posted an interesting article about the future development of Windows, where he says Windows 9 will come in April, 2015. He also has some unflattering things to say about the beleaguered Windows 8.x. Windows 9 is code-named “Threshold” and he writes: Windows 8 is tanking harder than Microsoft is […]

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 […]

Microsoft and the post-PC world

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, […]