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.
Here comes Windows as a Desktop-as-a-Service: Microsoft Cloud PC.
Piling on big tech companies is the fashion of the day, but don't expect the US government to break up Google.
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.
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.
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.
For months Microsoft hid the fact that its Registry back-up feature no longer worked, while Windows 10 kept reporting that it was completing successfully.
Microsoft is introducing the Windows Virtual Desktop, and ushering in the end of the traditional PC desktop operating system.
Office 2019 has been out just a few months, so naturally Microsoft has a big marketing push urging you to … NOT buy it?
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