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“Windows rules!”

“If it’s not a Mac, it’s not worth jack!”

“There is one true operating system, Linux, and Linus Torvalds is its prophet!”

Those of us who hang around tech circles have heard sentiments like these. And we’ve seen the defenders of one OS rise up in flame wars against […]

iPhone 6: Four things we need, but may not get

I live in a mixed household. I use a Samsung Galaxy S5, my wife uses an iPhone 5s. Half of my friends use Android phones, the other half use iPhones.

So, I know both worlds. Unlike some knee-jerk smartphone fans, I can see there’s a lot of good in both major smartphone families. And, I […]

GOTO (Still) Considered Harmful

Seriously Apple? Seriously? GOTOs? In your Secure-Socket Layer implementation? What were they thinking?

Apple, Apple! When Ed Post wrote in 1983 that Real Programmers aren’t afraid to use GOTOs he was kidding!

No one should ever use go-to statements in any program. As programming genius Edsger W. Dijkstra put it, all the way back in […]

You can keep using XP for another year, but do you really want to?

Computerworld – On April 8, Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows XP SP3 when it issues the final security patch for the 11-year-old operating system. So it’s high time to switch to Windows 7, right?

Probably. But it’s still going to be possible to hang on to XP for another year or […]

Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed

Windows fans will whine, but Net Applications’ desktop operating systems numbers don’t lie. Windows 8’s pathetic user adoption numbers can’t even keep up with Vista’s lousy numbers.

Five reasons why Windows 8 has failed. More >