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Windows 8: A Frankenstein Monster
Written by Mike James   
Thursday, 08 December 2011

Windows 8 is like a Frankenstein monster composed of two bodies loosely sewn together - Win32/Desktop is one half and WinRT/Metro is the other. Do they work together to produce some sort of Win/Metro-Desk that will take over the world? Or are they pulling in such opposite directions that the entire thing is going to fall apart?

Last Updated on Friday, 09 December 2011
Raspberry Pi or Programming - What shall we teach the children?
Written by Harry Fairhead   
Friday, 02 December 2011

Programming is a skill for which demand currently outstrips supply by a huge margin. Is the solution to go back to the sort of hardware that inspired the self-taught programmers of the 80s?

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 January 2015
Windows Phone 7 Sunk by Silverlight
Written by Mike James   
Friday, 11 November 2011

As we reported this week, Silverlight seems to have reached the end of its road. What nobody seems to have noticed yet, is that sinking Silverlight drags Windows Phone 7 down with it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2011
Windows Fragmentation
Written by Mike James   
Friday, 04 November 2011

While there is a lot of excitement at the prospect of Windows "reimagined" in the form of Metro or WinRT, or whatever Microsoft finally settles on calling it, there is an interesting and serious problem - fragmentation.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 November 2011
Ingres becomes Actian - some questions answered
Written by Nikos Vaggalis   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Ingres recently announced a name change to Actian. This raised a number of questions which Nikos Vaggalis put to Roy Hann, chair of the UK Ingres Users Association.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011

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