My predictions last August were close, but unfortunately not spot on. I predicted the Metro interface would be default on tablets, switching to the full desktop given a docking setup. Microsoft decided to go one step further, giving the user the ability to switch between both, at any time, on any setup.
If you've been paying attention to my writing, you know that I'm a Firefox fan. I have been for years. While that loyalty was strained over the long, long time it took for Firefox 4 to finally be released, since then I feel that I've been handsomely rewarded for staying with my browser. Over the past summer and fall, we've seen 4 new releases, moving the version number up to 8. While I personally think that more appropriate numbers would have been 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4, the name doesn't change the fact that Firefox has been quickly and steadily improving for the past year, and it shows. It might be too little too late though.