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My thoughts on Build 2017

I have a few thoughts on Build 2017. First, how did Build 2017 measure up against my very short wishlist? Windows Phone. Although a few presenters over the few days managed to get an applause from the crowd when referring to Windows Phone, we saw zero announcements from MSFT in this area. The complete opposite […]

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Bashing Windows

Ben Brooks likes the look of the new Surface Book Laptop. But he says this about Windows: Still runs Windows though. I don’t know if Ben has used the very latest Windows 10 builds but if he hasn’t he should give it a try. I’ve already said not to bet against Microsoft but I would […]

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How we got Linux on Windows

Brian Jepson writing about the Windows Subsystem for Linux: But there’s a lot more going on. First, WSL is really a new infrastructure for Windows that implements a Linux kernel-compatible ABI (Application Binary Interface). It allows Windows to run unmodified ELF-64 binaries, and is distribution-agnostic. When you configure it, WSL downloads and runs an (unmodified!) […]

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Last weekend Danny and I sat down and discussed our current experience with bots, the progress I’ve made on my still forthcoming Windows 10 and Surface Book review and also Twitter’s new Head of Product hire. Links: MKBHD on YouTube Review of Google Home http://plain-colin-backup.s3.amazonaws.com/cdevroe.com/audio/e15.mp3 Download MP3

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How Surface changed Microsoft

Jason Ward, writing for Windows Central: Windows devices once perceived as low-end bargain basement devices are now seen as expensive cutting-edge hardware that rivals or exceeds Apple’s long-standing high-end market position. I make this same point in my forthcoming review of the Surface Book and Windows 10. I’m so sorry it is taking so long […]

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On Sunday Danny and I discussed learning Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts, a bit about video streaming services and the value they bring, and also a bit about Nintendo. Here are some links from this episode. Video Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts another Windows 10 keyboard shortcut video http://plain-colin-backup.s3.amazonaws.com/cdevroe.com/audio/e14.mp3 Download MP3

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The Twitter grabbag

When I signed up to Twitter over 10 years ago the site was remarkably simple and easy to use. Back then using Twitter on mobile meant crafting SMS messages using particular syntaxes like “follow username” or “d username message”. It was a fantastically simple experience with huge implications on how we all communicate. Today, there […]

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A tablet and a notebook in one

John Gruber: To me, an iPad in notebook mode — connected to a keyboard cover — is so much less nice than a real notebook. And the difference is more stark when compared to a great notebook, like these MacBook Pros. There are advantages to the tablet form factor, but no tablet will ever be […]

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Danny and I have a Saturday morning conversation about my purchase of the new Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base and switching from macOS to Windows 10. http://plain-colin-backup.s3.amazonaws.com/cdevroe.com/audio/e13.mp3 Links: Simplenote OneDrive and iCloud exFAT Surface Book and Surface Studio Thanks to Danny for the early wakeup. I edited this MP3 and published this post on Windows […]

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Windows 10 update

Terry Myerson: Today, we reach our next milestone as the first major update to Windows 10 is now available* for PCs and tablets. With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for great Windows 10 compatibility. Looks like a […]

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Windows 10 privacy problems

David Auerbach, writing for Slate: By default, Windows 10 gives itself the right to pass loads of your data to Microsoft’s servers, use your bandwidth for Microsoft’s own purposes, and profile your Windows usage. Despite the accolades Microsoft has earned for finally doing its job, Windows 10 is currently a privacy morass in dire need […]

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Windows 10 launch

Microsoft is reporting 14,000,000 Windows 10 installs in 24 hours. Not bad. Me, in May: I want Microsoft to do great things. I want Windows Phone to be as amazing as it is but with thousands more applications. I want HoloLens to exist. I want to see whether Microsoft’s unified Windows Platform will be a […]

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Cade Metz for Wired on Microsoft’s vision for Windows 10 to be on a billion devices and for applications from Android, iOS, and Windows all running on them “easily”: But this kind of thing is never as easy as it seems. “I’m skeptical of anything that pretends to be the magic bullet,” says one coder, who […]

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