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Two years into its incredible embrace of the Internet, Bill Gates became convinced that the strategy was now threatening Windows from within.
The seventh chapter dives into the turmoil surrounding the writedown of the Surface RT inventory and the long-lasting impacts this decision had on the Surface brand.
VBScript was best used with the IIS web server and Active Server Pages (ASP) to “activate the Internet” with databases and ActiveX components.
With ActiveX, Microsoft would “activate the Internet” by bringing its COM technologies to the web.
Happy Friday! I’m out of the office this afternoon, so I wanted to get this done as early as possible. It’s a big one.
Those responsible for explaining what’s happening to Windows 10 have explained their recent inability to explain.
The issue isn’t how users can configure data collection. It’s that users can’t turn off data collection.
Google’s Chromebook platform has a lot going for it. But its relatively short support lifecycle is not one of them.
HTML is a simple markup language that describes web documents. But it’s evolved into a powerful platform over the years.
Just when you thought the lack of adult supervision over in Windows couldn’t get any worse, 19H2 happened.
Is Microsoft going to waffle on its support demands and keep extending the Windows 7 timeline, as it did infamously for XP?
Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson’s Findings of Fact in U.S. v. Microsoft focused largely on Microsoft’s response to the Netscape threat.
Happy Friday! Here’s a late summer edition of Ask Paul to kick off another weekend.
In this sidebar, Microsoft once planned three Windows NT versions, called Asteroid, NepTune, and Triton. None came to market.
Microsoft reported this week that there have been more than one million downloads of its Edge previews. That’s not good.
Microsoft created Internet Explorer to beat back the threat from Netscape Navigator. It would soon dominate the market.
It’s Samsung’s Galaxy. We’re just living in it. Well, some of us are.
Windows 95 wasn’t as sophisticated as NT, but it ran well on mainstream PCs and offered many advances over its predecessors.
Visual J++ is a historical footnote today, but it’s fascinating to go back and see what Microsoft did with the Java platform.
Microsoft wasted little time usurping the Java platform and creating Windows-only Java technologies that angered Sun Microsystems.
Happy Friday! Here is another round of questions and (attempted) answers to start off the weekend.
December 7, 1995 was another day that would live in infamy. For Netscape and any other company that got in Microsoft’s way.
After ignoring the Internet threat for years, Bill Gates finally decided to “embrace and extend” the Internet and “exterminate” Netscape.
A boldly innovative startup called Netscape understood that the web was a platform that could unseat the Windows monopoly.
In this sidebar, Microsoft’s planned successor to NT was a challenge that was too complex and ethereal in nature to succeed.