Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

Blogging about Windows since before Vista became a bad word

A Little About Me

My name is Robert McLaws. I'm a 29 year old technology writer originally from Mesa, Arizona. I currently reside in Tallahassee, Florida, where I am a contract software and business development consultant. I started this website (well, back then it was called in October of 2003, and since then it has received several awards, including PC Magazine's Top 100 Sites of 2004, and CMP Media's Top 10 Tech Blogs of 2005.

That month, Microsoft put out the first public build of Vista (then codenamed "Longhorn", the reason for the site's name), and I had been testing and writing about it ever since. While not the firemost authority on the software, I have definitely logged enough hours with it to be considered Vista expert, and I take pride in the fact that there are several dozen parts of Vista that are better because of my beta testing and feedback.

These days, you can also find me on Twitter, where I post random thoughts about Windows and life in 140 characters or less. You can also find out more about my employer at