So this got me thinking. Slightly over a month remains before Windows XP is officially retired. April 8 is the day when Microsoft stops providing support for the old operating system. In the meantime, the company is busy convincing users to upgrade to a newer flavor of Windows. Along with ads, marketing, websites, and...

So this happened. New management took over at Microsoft, and one of the first arguments that sprung up is whether to allow the company’s modern operating systems to natively run Android software. The Verge is reporting that a number of high ranking Redmond executives are currently pondering whether to allow Windows...

Big things have small beginnings. And you would have to think really hard to name a bigger thing in computing technology than smartphones. These handy gadgets at actually driving the industry forward, in more ways than one. Although first conceptualized in the early 70s, the first recorded use of the term smartphone...

There is talk in the town, talk of whether to classify tablets as PCs, talk of affording them the same column as computers, of speaking of them in the same breath as notebooks when reporting quarterly sales numbers. For many these powerful mobile devices provide a perfect balance between the extreme mobility of a...

So here’s the deal. The various reliable and not-so-reliable sources have hinted that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is about to bring back one of the most revered features of the Windows platform. Yes, the Start Menu — or some form of it anyway. Microsoft added back the Start Button in Windows 8.1 after doing away with it...

Today is January 14, 2014 in most parts of this rock we call Earth. And that means that only 83 days are left before Windows XP gets it final Patch Tuesday fix and is retired for all time. In a world where a single percentage point means tens of millions of computers running an operating system, Microsoft seems to...

The pioneer is the fellow with the arrow in his back. Regardless of this fact, it seems that a lot of fans, shareholders, investors, critics, friends and foes all want Microsoft to go in with a new direction. And it is assumed that the new Redmond CEO will be the person to do just that. However, people close to the...

The big news, ladies and gentle people is that Alan Mulally is out of the race for the post of Microsoft CEO. Yes, his exit, although not unexpected, was as fast as his entry. But if you are expecting some fireworks this month, you may have to wait. Word is that Microsoft co-founder is now much more involved with the...

There are some that think of technology as a necessary entity, while others are passionate about computing and relish every moment. And consequently the latter type usually have their favorite technology products, including operating systems. As of right now, users can install four flavors of Windows — XP, Vista, 7...