Headlines Scream PC Sales Flop due to MS Windows 8: Really?

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Sometimes I get to thinking that there are a lot of relatively young arrogant tech writers, which spend a lot of time floating agenda based premises in order to try to show some company that they need to get these writers permission before they try to succeed with anything.

But then I am not a conspiracy theorist.  But I can see how people jump to that conclusion.  There are no less than 10 articles today with basically the same headline that Microsoft and Windows 8 is a flop because it did not stop the erosion of PC sales and PC and Laptop sales are slowing as mobile devices Continue reading

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A short note on MS Surface Win 8RT: Real Life Test

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A week or so, at the request of some long time friends and readers, I wrote a review of Windows 8.  I wrote the review not only because they had asked my opinion but also because I was disgusted by the lack of real work in using and understanding the system by the many so-called reviewers I had read.

I briefly spoke of the MS Surface RT.  While I have been using the RT since it first came out, having given my Apple iPad to my 14 year old son, and I have not looked back, this week I had to go to Boston for the week for work.  It portended to be a fairly complicated endeavor, one that in the past I would have brought my fairly Continue reading

Exploring Windows 8: Why most tech reviewers are getting it wrong!

Hey people! Meet the new Windows 8 Start Button!

Hey people! Meet the new Windows 8 Start Button!

Authors Note:  While the main purpose of this blog is to discuss healthcare and related issues like the economy, and political implications and drivers, I have had a long history in the PC industry going back to the dawn of what we call the modern pc era.  As such I have had more than a few people asking me what I think of the new computing trends for touch-based tablets and pcs as well as Windows 8.  Please forgive this digression to my past life.  Indirectly the trend toward individual personally centered transactions systems is key to our future healthcare needs.  Perhaps I will write an article on that as well in the near future.  Regardless, I hope most of you will appreciate this article and forgive its intrusion into the healthcare dialog.

I have been both fascinated, and appalled, at the recent reviews of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system.  I have been fascinated by the continuation of the journalistic trend to initially bash anything from Microsoft or at a minimum begin reviews with lead lines about where or how their products simply Continue reading