Windows Weekly 120

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Windows Weekly
Episode 120

Topics

  • Windows 7 Family Pack is heading to Europe
    • Now that the N Editions are gone, there's no reason not to sell 3-pack of Upgrades
  • Yahoo!: We're going to compete with Microsoft on search
    • Well, that's certainly a surprise
    • Bing will just be the back-end, Yahoo! has some front-end ideas of their own
  • Microsoft slashes Xbox 360 prices
    • Elite console is now $350, "Pro" is $250, Arcade stays at $200
    • Pro is being phased out, so while supplies last only
    • Elite no longer includes cables for HDTV
  • Microsoft Word case heats up
    • Microsoft says Judge is a jerk, good stuff
  • Nokia gets into the netbook game with Booklet 3G
    • 12 hour battery life
    • This one looks good, we'll know more in a few weeks
  • Apple delivers Snow Leopard early (you know, after two and a half years) and lies to FCC
    • Snow Leopard is a service pack to an already mature OS
    • What the heck is up with Apple and their bizarre FCC statements?

Tip of the Week

  • Another reason to skip Windows 7 Starter - I've verified that Windows 7 versions that support Aero, Windows 7 Home Premium and up, actually perform better on lower-end hardware than do versions of Windows 7 that don't (i.e. Starter). This is true both on an 800 Mhz Celeron UMPC test system and my kid's netbooks. Moral of this story? You may get Windows 7 Starter for free, but you're still going to want to upgrade.

Software Pick of the Week

  • VirtualBox 3 Why? It runs both 32-bit and 64-bit guests, unlike Windows VirtualPC. Also: Runs on Windows, OS X, Linux, and Solaris, supports virtualized Windows, Linux, Solaris
Slight correction: It was said in the podcast that Virtualbox doesn't have the equivalent of "Union" in Vmware fusion... If I understand correctly this is actually pretty much the same as the "seamless" mode offered in Virtualbox! So there you go, Virtualbox actually does have a similar feature. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.41.154.139 (talk)

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

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Sponsors

Drobo

  • Ad time: 0:58-1:11 and 15:02-19:16

GoToMyPC

Audible

Picks

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Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died by Edward Klein (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Arthur Morey


Production Information

  • Recorded Date: August 26, 2009
  • Release Date: August 29, 2009
  • Duration: 1:25:59
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Dane
  • Notes:
    • Changed all instances of “slash Windows Weekly” to “slash Windows” in GoToMyPC ad
    • First show to use Final Cut Pro workflow and new template
    • Used Axia PGM3 track


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