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Programming Windows: A Timeline (Premium)

After obsessing over the idea of an open-ended “Programming Windows” series for months, I finally took a chance and published […]

Yes, Windows 8 is Still Unsupported

19 Apr 19 | Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1

This would be much bigger news if Windows 8 was even supported anymore, but it’s not. But it is still […]

Microsoft Edge 75 First Impressions

An early build of the Chromium-based version of Microsoft Edge has leaked, giving us our first opportunity to see what […]

Looking Back on My Original “Slippery Slope” Article (Premium)

I’ve been pushing back against Microsoft’s escalation of advertising in Windows since the beginning. The post Looking Back on My […]

Leaking Windows 8: The Story Behind the ‘Security’ Wallpaper

Today, we live in the golden age of receiving builds of Windows before they are released to the general public. […]

Microsoft Brings Intel Firmware Updates to More Processors

Earlier this month, Microsoft started helping Intel by rolling out firmware updates to protect against Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. At […]

Want to Feel Better About Windows 10? Go Back in Time (Premium)

Using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 again has provided a healthy reminder that Windows 10, for all its issues, is […]

Microsoft Bringing Windows Defender ATP to Windows 7 and 8.1

Microsoft is taking Windows Defender ATP, its intelligence-driven security analytics and protection service for businesses, to a new level by […]