Windows 8 is just a messy desktop

I've been running Windows 8 (ironically on my Macbook Pro) for a few months now.  Fundamentally, I don't think that there is that big a change in the overall functionality, but there are a few key issues with it as a desktop OS that I wanted to highlight for those thinking of making the switch.  Notice the emphasis.  I think that as a tablet OS, Windows 8 will be incredible, but on the desktop it falls a little short.  Here's why: When you cut to the chase, there are really 2 issues: The desktop is messy ... more ...

Office 2013 Preview

So I've been using the Office 2013 Preview now for a couple of weeks and I thought I'd take a few minutes to give you my thoughts.  In a word, Wow!  I know it might be hyperbolic to use and exclamation point when talking about a "Productivity Suite", but Microsoft have outdone themselves on this release. At first blush, my reaction was "Oh, its Office 2010 with the Metro (or Visual Studio 2010) UI treatment".  And while this is an evolution of 2010 to keep it in line with the UI flavour MS seems to be ... more ...