Backpedaling on the Metro UI

Mary Jo Foley: Reports from a couple of different forums from this past weekend raised the possibility that Microsoft might be moving toward allowing users to skip booting into the Metro-Style Start menu and instead start their PCs in desktop mode. (Winbeta.org noted the thread about this on April…

Windows 8

Microsoft is giving a sneak-peek of Windows 8 on their YouTube channel. So instead of expanding Windows Phone 7 OS to also support tablets/slates, Microsoft slaps new GUI layer on top of bulky desktop Windows OS. I am not sure if this is a smart move… Regardless the new…

Microsoft Memo: Ballmer Wants to Provide Apple Like Experience

From internal memo sent by Steve Ballmer to his employees: With FY08 complete, I want to discuss my priorities for the year ahead and share my thoughts about the key strategic topics that are on everybody’s mind, including Windows, competition with Apple… …In the competition between PCs and Macs,…