Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

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Microsoft Is (Sorta) Doomed

*+-On October 27th, 2014, Techpinion’s very own, Brian S. Hall, wrote an article entitled “Microsoft Is Doomed. Doomed!” Brian was, of course, being facetious. Far from predicting doom for Microsoft, he was mocking the Microsoft … Continue reading

John Kirk / November 16th, 2014
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Lt. Uhura. Dr. Mae Jemison. Melinda Gates. Onward.

*+-Mae Jemison turned 58 last Friday. Jemison was the first African American woman to travel into space. As a child, one of her influences was Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura. I hope some one, some day writes the … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / October 20th, 2014
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Does Windows Stand a Chance With Enterprise Mobile Apps?

*+-The buzz that’s built around enterprise mobility has reached nearly deafening levels with seemingly everybody and their brother working on solutions to mobilize enterprise applications. Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the attention has been...

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Bob O'Donnell / October 14th, 2014
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Mac vs. PC All Over Again

*+-The latest round of company quarterly financial results illuminate three trends in the device market: Apple continues to generate record profits largely due to growing iPhone sales (iPad sales are slowly declining, Macs are growing, … Continue reading

Avi Greengart / August 27th, 2014
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Steve Jobs Reveals The Only Way Forward For Windows Phone

*+-The only way forward for Windows Phone — that is not death — is work. Real work. In the 21st century, real work is inherently collaborative. Collaboration is the Achilles Heel of all things iPhone, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / August 11th, 2014
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Deconstructing Satya. Episode II. The Empire Strikes Back.

*+-Last week before the news broke, I warned Microsoft employees, all of them, to “get to work on your resume.” Change was coming, major change, and that always always always begins with a bloodletting. Indeed, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / July 21st, 2014
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Nokia Has Fallen. America Wins The Smartphone Wars.

*+-Nokia has fallen. Not even the name will remain. America’s victory in the smartphone wars is complete — for now. Last week’s news from the front lines of the smartphone wars illuminates the scope of America’s … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / April 30th, 2014
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Say Hello To Microsoft 2.0

*+-Last week I said goodbye to Microsoft. This week I say hello to Microsoft 2.0. But before we look at where I think Microsoft is headed, let’s take a quick look at where they’re coming … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 17th, 2014
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Say Goodbye To Microsoft

*+-In the beginning, Microsoft’s business model was simple. They made the Windows operating system and licensed it to manufacturers, who then put it on their various computing machines. In the mid-nineties, Windows gained critical mass … Continue reading

John Kirk / April 10th, 2014
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Market Share Metaphysics

*+-Twice before I have used Aristotle’s concept of “Essentialism” to explain why tablets are “real” computers and why OS X will not be merging with iOS. Today, I go to the well one last time1...

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John Kirk / April 1st, 2014
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Silicon Valley Owes A Debt Of Gratitude To The Movie Real Genius. We All Do.

*+-I owe much to the movie Real Genius. I think Silicon Valley also owes this great film its gratitude. Indeed, if you love Silicon Valley, its culture, its vision, its bold, disruptive ethos and hacker creed, … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / February 17th, 2014
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Surprise! Apple Execs Use The Mac Anniversary To Dis Microsoft.

*+-When Apple executives speak to the press, pay attention. They may dodge. They may fail to disclose some facts, overemphasize others. But, and this is critical, Apple executives who speak on the record always reveal … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / January 27th, 2014
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Microsoft Windows’ Biggest Problem

*+-Paul Thurrott — a long-time Microsoft booster — has written a devastating analysis of Windows for WindowsITPro. After reviewing Windows’ recent history, he concludes: Windows is in trouble because people simply don’t care about it...

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John Kirk / January 7th, 2014
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The Next Steve Jobs Will Destroy Apple

*+-Apple is the biggest tech company in the world, worth at least $100 billion more than either Microsoft or Google. Apple has over 350 million active users. Within a few short years, I suspect a … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / January 6th, 2014
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Where I Save Windows Phone

*+-My name is Brian and I use Windows Phone. Confession: I want Windows Phone to succeed. I want it to succeed because I believe users will benefit from Microsoft innovation and renewed market competition. I … Continue reading

Brian S Hall / December 16th, 2013
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Let’s Stop Talking About Winners and Losers

*+-Enough already. The debate over Android, iPhone,  and occasionally Windows Phone as winners and losers in the smartphone market, being pursued with vigor in the comments  at Tech.pinions as well as nearly  everywhere else in...

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Steve Wildstrom / October 10th, 2013
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Disruption: What Microsoft Got Wrong

*+-Ben Thompson of Stratechery has deservedly been the talk of the tech world this week for his analysis of disruption theory, What Clayton Christensen Got Wrong. Thompson argues (and if you haven;t read his piece … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 25th, 2013
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Microsoft and Nokia: A Strategic Blunder

*+-There’s an old military adage, “Reinforce success; never reinforce failure.” By purchasing Nokia’s device business for about $5 billion, Microsoft has just reinforced failure in a big way. It has been three years since Microsoft … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / September 3rd, 2013
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Why Windows RT Will Survive $900M Later

*+-Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they were writing off $900M in Surface RT inventory.  This is based on price reductions on Surface RT to clear inventory.  If we assume that Microsoft factored in $150 per unit...

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Patrick Moorhead / July 19th, 2013
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Beating The Dead Horse That Is Microsoft Windows (Part 1)

*+-Few people enjoy beating a dead horse more than I do, but man, beating up on Microsoft Windows is simply no fun anymore…because everybody’s doing it. The defining company of the PC era — which … Continue reading

John Kirk / July 18th, 2013
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Is Apple Making A Play For the PC Market Too?

*+-Everyone knows that Google’s Android operating system dominates phone market share, Apple’s iOS operating system dominates tablet market share (for now) and Microsoft’s Windows dominates PC market share. While Windows is shrinking in overall market...

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John Kirk / June 17th, 2013
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Windows vs. Mac In Schools: All the Wrong Reasons

*+-The Maine Department of Education announced earlier this week that it was switching from Apple Macintoshes to Hewlett-Packard Windows PCs as the technology behind the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Macs had been used exclusively since the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / May 1st, 2013

The New Era of “Good Enough” Computing

*+-A few weeks back I was one of the first to write about Windows Blue and in this column I discussed how Windows Blue could be used on tablets in the 7” to 10” range … Continue reading

Tim Bajarin / March 29th, 2013
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The Shape of 2013: Predictions for the Year Ahead

*+-After 15 years of making predictions, with a track record that would have made you rich if you’d bet on them, I’ve been away from the practice for a couple of years. But as the … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / December 19th, 2012
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Why The Wheels Are Falling Off Microsoft

*+-This week, highly respected web and technolgy analyst, Mary Meeker, released her end of the year 2012 report on internet trends. The slide deck is 88 slides long and is highly recommended. You can view … Continue reading

John Kirk / December 6th, 2012