There is speculation that when Microsoft delivers its XP patch later this month to a chosen few customers, it will start showing up on the Black Market. Do yourself a favor, and don't even consider getting a patch this way. https://bit.ly/1mikT34
Microsoft is finally going to stop supporting Windows XP today --for real --and yet almost 30 percent of all Windows users stubbornly cling to it. Luckily for you, the antivirus vendors will pick up some of the slack for now, but you really need to be thinking about a transition before your luck runs out. https://tcrn.ch/1itPIiY
Microsoft has to evolve beyond the Windows 95 Start button and develop a coherent OS strategy. While Windows 8 as currently designed might not be the best or only answer, the idea of presenting one view across three screens is definitely the vision they should be pursuing --and they have to drag their whining users kicking and screaming with them into the future. https://bit.ly/1bI0wsP
Microsoft's triumph and its tragedy are ultimately that it's linked inextricably to the desktop PC, and as PC sales decline in the coming years, unless they can up with another trick, Microsoft's dominance will continue to decline, as well.
It's Friday and after a long journey of 3 weeks in Europe in which I covered Mobile World Congress and CeBIT, I'm finally home. This week, it's 5 Links for developers and IT Pros, the Massachusetts edition with posts from Jason Perlow on why resisting the cloud is futile and Steven Vaughan-Nichols with 5 reasons Windows 8 isn't making it. Have a look.
It's Friday, and as we move through the holiday season, the drivers out there just seem to get crazier each day, but you can still count on 5 Links for Developers and IT Pros to calm your mind and spirit.
This week we look at why Windows 8 one-screen strategy might not be a good idea and the top places for a young person looking for a tech job (and it's not startups).
Microsoft could be making a huge strategic error by releasing the consumer version of the Surface tablet ahead of the enterprise one. If it has any hope at all in the tablet market, and I don't give it much of a chance, the enterprise side is clearly its best hope.
There was a good analysis in the NYT yesterday
regarding the Google Android strategy, which according to author Saul
Hansell, is intended not to make money for Google, but to block Microsoft from getting traction in the mobile space. Given that Google is giving Android away, it's a theory that makes a lot of sense...