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Windows 8 Will Finally Force Me to Buy a Mac
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Windows 8 Will Finally Force Me to Buy a Mac

In recent years I’ve been quite critical of Microsoft for their lack of product vision and execution – it seems like the disaster that was Vista set the company back almost a decade. Since then they’ve sat on the sidelines and watched the rest of the industry take advantage of emerging trends in mobile, web services and social networking –…

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Microsoft shows a bad case of iPad envy with Windows 8
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Microsoft shows a bad case of iPad envy with Windows 8

Today at the All Things Digital Conference Microsoft shared a first look at Windows 8. As you can see from the demo below, it’s a decidedly different experience for Windows. An apt description would be Windows meets Windows Phone. Though I get a distinct sense that Redmond has finally got their photocopiers back up and running in an almost desperate attempt to…

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Chromebooks – So close, yet so far
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Chromebooks – So close, yet so far

It was with great interest recently that I watched the debut of the Chromebook at Google IO 2011, and the ensuing media frenzy that declared the Chromebook everything from the PC killer to dead on arrival. I can say if there’s anything lacking in tech news today it’s not hyperbole, and sometimes nuance gets lost in the headline seeking traffic…

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