In the last week or so, Microsoft and Google briefly saw their online office suites go down. Before we get too reliant on the cloud for ordinary desktop work, maybe we should rethink what we're doing and consider a safety-belt alternative: LibreOffice.
Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Though I’ve long thought that tomorrow's desktop will be cloud-based, even I didn't expect the next desktop-as-a-service would be macOS running on the AWS cloud.
Ready or not, here comes Windows as a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) for all users in the forthcoming Microsoft Cloud PC offering.
Thinking of buying a new phone, just for high-speed mmWave 5G? Do yourself a favor: Don't.
Outlook, like Windows 10, has been plagued by one update problem after another. Come on Microsoft, can't you do better?
The pandemic has given the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop-as-a-service offering unstoppable momentum.
Starting with Zoom’s endless security holes, the industry is discovering that a lot of technology is far from disaster-proof.
Quarantine means more people are working from home. If that’s new to you, just follow these tips, and you should do OK.
February Windows 10 patches were a mess. Is Microsoft ever going to get its Win10 patches act together?
Yes, some third parties are still supporting Windows 7, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the status quo, no matter how tempting that may be.
Listen, I get it. Windows 7 has worked really well. After the Vista fiasco, you were so happy to get a decent version of Windows.
The desktop is undergoing change, but what will it look like in five years? Here’s what I see in my somewhat cracked crystal ball.
Apple started this fight with some old-school smack talk, but it only highlighted how it’s clinging to the old PC-centric model.
The PC — and yes, Microsoft — set us free. Now Microsoft is taking control.
With Microsoft embracing Linux ever more tightly, might it do the heretofore unthinkable and dump the NT kernel in favor of the Linux kernel?