Windows Weekly 101

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Windows Weekly
Episode 101


Topics

  • Windows 7 build 7068 has leaked
    • No major changes this time around, but someone has hacked the installer so that you can install all of the retail product versions individually: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate
    • I've made up detailed tables comparing which features are available in each product edition
    • Some interesting Starter edition tidbits: The 3 app limit, weird limitations around the wallpaper, welcome screen
    • Related: AT&Ts subsidized netbooks starting at $49
    • Related: Gizmodo story about Windows 7 not working with third-party codecs is BS
    • Related: TechEd 2009 launch for Windows 7 RC? Maybe, but Microsoft is recommending that the press does not attend (!)
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
    • This one is cool
    • Low-cost server aimed for low-end hardware and very small businesses
    • will cost $150, 200 .... only on new hardware, not retail
    • Single proc only, up to 15 users, no CALs, no Hyper-V or virtualization licensing
    • Clearly aimed at Linux
    • Ballmer: It's like a netbook version of Server
  • Microsoft kills Encarta
    • Yet another Wikipedia-related death
  • Conficker came and went on April 1
    • A complete non-event
  • Everything Must Go is on for April 4
    • But ... will be the first of a few of these events this month. First one will be the big ticket items
    • Do it again a week from Saturday ... see how it goes

Tip of the Week

  • Speed up IE 8! See Bigfoot while you're at it

Software Pick of the Week

  • DOSBox
    • x86 emulator with DOS, lets you run DOS games in Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Like Wolfenstein 3D, mentioned last week, also Duke Nukem, etc.
    • http://www.dosbox.com/

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

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Sponsors

Audible

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Picks

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The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Tom Weiner

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Production Information

  • Recorded Date: April 02, 2009
  • Release Date: April 03, 2009
  • Duration: 56:50
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  • Edited by: Tony
  • Notes: NA
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