The Late Microsoft Windows 8

Tech Opinions:

In 2012 there were more Android devices sold than Windows devices. By the end of 2013, it is probable that there will be more iOS devices sold than Windows devices too. If so, by the end of this year, Windows will be only third in terms of OS sales.

It’s death by a thousand cuts.

Microsoft preps monster security update for next week

Computerworld:

Microsoft today said it will issue 12 security updates next week, including two for Internet Explorer (IE), that will patch a near-record 57 vulnerabilities in the browser, Windows, Office and the enterprise-critical Exchange Server email software.

128GB Surface Pro ships with 83GB free, 64GB has only 23GB

Engadget:

Maybe you should temper your storage expectations a bit, as the base model actually only allots 23GB of that space for use. The larger 128GB version offers a bit more space at 83GB, but is still losing a massive 45GB of space to the full Windows 8 operating system and various included applications.

Really?

Thief Breaks Into Microsoft Office, Only Takes Apple Gear

Macgasm:

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You just can’t make this up.

Microsoft confirms zero-day bug in IE6, IE7 and IE8

Computerworld:

Microsoft on Saturday confirmed that Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7 and 8 contain an unpatched bug — or “zero-day” vulnerability — that is being used by attackers to hijack victims’ Windows computers.

Don’t use IE unless your job depends on it, it’s not worth it.

Start Menu Alternatives for Windows 8

NY Times:
A better alternative is to stick with windows 7 which works just fine, but if you don’t, here you go.

Christmas Eve at the Apple, Microsoft and Sony stores

Fortune Tech:
A picture is worth a thousand words.

Back to School

CNet

Steven Sinofsky wrote on Twitter:

“Excited to return to @HarvardHBS to teach again this spring!” Sinofsky wrote. “New perspectives, recharge, share experiences, write.”

The irony, most in the classroom will be using MacBooks and iPads.

HTC won’t make a 5-inch Windows Phone because the OS doesn’t support 1080p screens

Unwired View:

HTC won’t be making a large-screened Windows Phone anytime soon. The reason for this? The platform’s limitations. This, in fact, has always been the reason why certain shiny new hardware advancements haven’t made it to the WP camp, or if they have (see HD displays and dual-core processors), they’ve been pretty late compared to the Android competition.

If Microsoft wants to compete with Android as a viable alternative to manufacturers using Android, it better get working on this. There is a market for behemoth smartphones, and even if it is a small market, they need anything they can get.

A Real Deck Of Cards That Immortalizes Windows 3.0 Solitaire

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