Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
The patent wars keep going and going and we keep paying and paying.
Nokia, once a great company and the pride of Finland, is shuffling to its grave under Microsoft's leadership.
Sure, the enterprise push by Apple and IBM should worry the Android camp, and business writers should make sure they have an up-to-date obituary ready for BlackBerry. But Microsoft is the company with the most to lose.
HP claims that its light-based, next-generation Machine will do everything except scrub the kitchen sink. But given HP's recent innovation track record, why should we believe any of it?
It's looking like Microsoft won't be bringing back the Start menu until 2015. Way to put the customer first, Microsoft!
After trying Update 1 for the last few weeks, the best I can say for it is that it sucks less.
For most people, XP patches will be unobtainable through legitimate channels. Sounds like a market to me.
There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.
Flop or not? Users will soon decide whether Office for the iPad is the greatest thing since Flappy Birds or the next Microsoft Kin. What's a Kin, you ask? Exactly.
OSs will still matter to developers and engineers, but ordinary users are going to be more and more in the cloud, where their OS doesn't matter at all.
More and more for Windows users, there's no OS like an old OS.
While clinging to the 11-year-old OS after Microsoft issues its last security patch in April is defensible, the security risks are going to keep mounting.
Microsoft appears to be backing off on its biggest user interface fiasco since Microsoft Bob: In the Windows 8.1 update, the desktop rather than Metro reportedly will be the default interface.
Yes, Windows 8's been a failure. It's been worse than Vista. But is the solution really to push out a new operating system in double-quick time?
What went wrong? The answer could keep your IT team from a similar design fiasco.
Could the Chromebook knock out Windows on the desktop? Don't bet against it.
Is Amazon's 60 Minutes revelation serious, or just a publicity ploy?
Even as he heads to the door, Ballmer is changing how Microsoft will run for years to come.
Is Windows 8.1 better than Windows 8? Yes. Is it any good? No.
The younger you are, the harder it is for you to imagine what life would be like without the Web. And in 20 more years, very few of us will be able to live without it.