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Microsoft stories that got you talking (and reading) in 2008

It's that time of year again: Here come the year-end round-ups and look-aheads. First up is a list of the ten posts on this blog in 2008 that got the most page views and the most Talkbacks.

It's that time of year again: Here come the year-end round-ups and look-aheads.

First up is a list of the ten posts on this blog in 2008 that got the most page views and the most Talkbacks.

Not too surprisingly, the topics that got the widest readership were Windows-specific. On the short list: Posts on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, and Microsoft vs. Apple.

The ten top Talkback-getters (from highest on down):

  1. Microsoft on Vista: 'The time of worry is over'
  2. How can Microsoft overcome Vista's lingering image problem?
  3. European Commission vs. Microsoft: Who is being unreasonable?
  4. Windows 7: The Anti-Vista?
  5. No reprieve: XP phase-out begins June 30
  6. Windows 7: To wait or not to wait? That is the question
  7. What if Apple had conducted the 'Mojave Experiment'?
  8. What would you change (first) about Windows' look and feel?
  9. Vista: Whose 'reality' do you believe?
  10. Microsoft: June 30 Windows XP cut-off set in stone

The posts that got the most traffic (from highest on down):

  1. Windows 7: The Anti-Vista?
  2. Goodbye, XP. Hello, Midori
  3. Windows 7 pre-beta build: What's inside
  4. Windows 7 hits Milestone 3
  5. Microsoft on Vista: 'The time of worry is over'
  6. Want a peek at a non-Windows operating system from Microsoft?
  7. Ten things to know about Microsoft's Live Mesh
  8. XP SP3 not generally available yet, after all
  9. Microsoft to simplify downgrades from Vista to XP
  10. Retail Vista SP1 and final XP SP3 expected this week

Anyone want to have a last word -- or two -- on any of these topics? If so, submit your feedback below (not on the original post, as comments have been closed on some of them).