Google’s Chromebook platform has a lot going for it. But its relatively short support lifecycle is not one of them.
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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.
I’m back from The Netherlands, a little bleary-eyed and ready for a weekend of rest. But first, here’s Ask Paul.
Let's quickly say hello to Java, the programming language and runtime environment that would go on to trigger a major Microsoft strategy shift.
This week’s Samsung event included a major Microsoft presence that makes the Note 10 launch far more interesting and significant.
If you want a Surface Phone, it's not coming from Microsoft and it will launch in a couple of weeks.
Sun’s Java programming language and runtime environment were perfect for the Internet. And an existential threat to Windows.
A recent Wirecutter comparison of sub-$500 laptops highlights a big problem for Microsoft: There are no great Windows options.
Thanks to the stratospheric success of Windows in the 1990s, Microsoft was initially blind to the biggest threat it would ever face.
As I write this, we’re about two-thirds of the way through this year’s home swap, which is taking place near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.