Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.
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Recent April, 2022 Stories
Elementary founder Cassidy James Blaede revealed that he’s left the company, opening questions about the future of its Linux distribution.
Microsoft revealed the Windows 7 desktop at PDC 2008, spent the next year delivering the product, and then celebrated the accomplishment at PDC 2009.
In its most insane attack yet against Microsoft, Google this week claimed that using Microsoft technologies made governments less secure.
Two weeks after it landed in the Beta channel, Microsoft has released Edge version 100 to Stable, making it available to all users.
Happy Friday! Here’s a great set of thought-provoking and April Fools-free questions from readers to get the weekend off to an early start.
Of the few developer innovations delivered with Windows 7, the new Scenic Ribbon and Jump Lists are arguably the most interesting.
Announced in November in beta, Apple Business Essentials is now available to all small businesses in the United States.
Customers can now preorder the OnePlus 10 Pro in the United States and Canada, with prices starting at $899 USD.
Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 11 usage stagnation, KilledByMicrosoft, Microsoft's bribes, the new Halo TV show, and much more.
For its 7th generation Yoga 9i, Lenovo is offering an all-new design, 16:10 aspect ratio displays, and big keyboard and touchpad changes.
Brave today released version 1.37 of its desktop web browser, adding a new sidebar, custom new tab backgrounds, and more.
Intel announced today that its first Arc mobile discrete graphics products are now available, offering up to 50 times the performance of integrated graphics.
Google Workspace users can now enable a feature in Docs that will let them write in basic Markdown syntax instead of using keyboard shortcuts.
In the same month that Microsoft launched Windows Vista for consumers, Apple launched a much more important product, one that would upend the industry.
With the smartphone market maturing into a two-horse race, we’re all looking for a little excitement. But Carl Pei’s Nothing ain’t it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Windows alternatives lately. And so have you, based on the questions and comments I receive.
After a review by Rafael, my updated C#/Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)/.NET 6.0 version of .NETpad is now available on GitHub.
A former Microsoft employee claims that the software giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes over the years.
Happy Friday, and happy Spring! Let’s wrap up a curiously busy week with yet another great set of reader questions.
Hardware makers sold 1.39 billion smartphones in calendar year 2021, up 5 percent when compared to the 1.32 billion sold in 2020.
Leo, Mary Jo, and I discuss big (but temporary) changes in the Insider program, more Windows 11 terribleness, a LAPSUS$ hack, and more.
Today, OnePlus announced that it will virtually launch its OnePlus 10 Pro 5G globally on Thursday, March 31 via a virtual event.
In December 2008, I wrote an editorial describing how Microsoft’s efforts to simplify Windows were making it harder to use. Sound familiar?
After the first public demonstration of Windows 7 at PDC 2008, Steven Sinofsky ceded the stage to Scott Guthrie for a tour of new developer features.
Following the release of new Portégé portable PCs earlier this month, Dynabook is announcing a new generation of Tecra laptops.
The hacking group LAPSUS$ claims to have accessed internal Microsoft systems and stolen 37 GB of source code.
An Activision Blizzard regulatory filing reveals that the FTC has asked for more information about its proposed acquisition by Microsoft.