Winston Churchill once said of Russia, "It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Now, I don't deal with international politics. I just write about technology. But when I've looked at HP lately I've been left thinking of its strategy as, well, "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."
Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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More and more for Windows users, there's no OS like an old OS.
Microsoft appears to be backing off on its biggest user interface fiasco since Microsoft Bob: In the Windows 8.1 update, the desktop rather than Metro reportedly will be the default interface.
Yes, Windows 8's been a failure. It's been worse than Vista. But is the solution really to push out a new operating system in double-quick time?
What went wrong? The answer could keep your IT team from a similar design fiasco.
At last. At long last, there's a real challenger to the Windows desktop, and its name is Google Chrome OS.