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Does Windows have a viable future?

Thursday, 21 February 2008 apple linux windows

Microsoft have enjoyed a long stretch as dominant market-share holder in the desktop market; but now they face stiff competition from two sides: OSX and Linux. Can they maintain their strong position?

7 things Windows 7 has to do to win me back

Wednesday, 30 January 2008 linux windows windows 7

As I keep harking on, I moved to Linux. I’m happy and things are getting a lot more routine for me. I’ve been seeing a lot of fake screenshots this week for Windows 7 and it made me think what I would need from the next version of Windows to migrate back.

This Operatic madness must not succeed

Friday, 14 December 2007 ie microsoft opera windows

It’s an Opera of gigantic proportions with the company behind the, err, Opera browser whinging to the European Commission that Microsoft shouldn’t be allowed to include their browser IE with Windows.

Will Windows 7 be another driver disaster?

Friday, 2 November 2007 windows

As Linux and OSX toddle on, catering for every hardware device under the sun, Windows 7 looks like it’s going to have a complete refresh of drivers, effectively taking it back to square 1 in the game of hardware support.

3 moments in Vista that make me consider Linux

Thursday, 6 September 2007 linux vista windows

While I definitely think some elements of Vista are definite improvements, 10 months of experience has shown me there are some things that just annoy me to my very core. Here are the three things that most make me wish I had the strength to move over to Linux — full time.

MPEGs cause Vista’s Explorer to crash

Sunday, 2 September 2007 crash rant windows

Video: watch a simple download crash explorer over and over again. This really reminds me how feeble the underlying systems are in Windows.

I’m a Windows enthusiast

Wednesday, 28 February 2007 rant windows

Reason 172: Solitaire

Wednesday, 7 February 2007 games microsoft vista windows

Disabling Explorer Tooltips

Tuesday, 28 November 2006 windows

The People vs IE7

Wednesday, 1 November 2006 browsers ie7 releases windows

Ubuntu and Linux are NOT consumer ready

Monday, 30 October 2006 linux rant ubuntu windows

Moving to Ubuntu - Part 1

Monday, 30 October 2006 linux news ubuntu windows

What Really Slows Windows Down

Friday, 22 September 2006 benchmarks other windows

The follow up experiment testing more software with improved benchmarks. If you want to know what applications are slowing down your machine, check out this post.

What Slows Windows Down?

Sunday, 10 September 2006 benchmarks other windows

The first of two studies carried out in September 2006 showing what types of software and more interestingly which versions of those types make Windows XP slow down.

UK Government to make Vista EVEN worse

Friday, 17 February 2006 uk vista windows

MS Retrofitting OEM Licences

Thursday, 16 February 2006 eula microsoft windows

Raising the dead - Undeleting deleted files…

Friday, 10 December 2004 other undelete windows