Windows Weekly 106

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Windows Weekly
Episode 106


Topics

  • Microsoft heads to court
    • June date for oral defense of Windows/IE bundling
    • Let's end the silliness
  • Microsoft combines, rebrands activation/validation technology
    • Windows Genuine Advantage is out
    • Windows Activation Technologies is in; Genuine Windows is the umbrella brand
  • Let's talk Windows 7 upgrades
    • RC and RTM
    • What you can do, what you can't
    • XP, Vista, and Windows 7
  • XP Mode gotcha - Only some Intel processors have hardware-assisted virtualization capabilities
    • Figuring out which those are is a nightmare
    • Ed Bott does a great job of sorting through the mess [1]
  • HP does right by its Windows Home Server customers
    • Will provide latest updates (version 2.5) to even the first generation MediaSmart Server customers
    • The sticking point is the RAM and processor in those servers - Will happen in 2009

Tip of the Week

  • Using Open With in Windows 7 RC
    • If you drag a file onto the taskbar, Windows 7 wants to pin it. But to open with an app that is on the taskbar, drag with SHIFT

Software Pick of the Week

  • Windows Virtual PC Beta and Windows XP Mode Beta
    • If you have Windows 7 RC, you can get a free, licensed copy of Windows XP w/ SP3 too (XP Mode) - right now, it works in all Windows 7 versions, but the final will be for Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise and Ultimate only. New to this version: integrated application mode for XP, Vista, and 7, and USB support.

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Audible

  • Audible URL

Picks

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Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Richard Poe

ad time approx. 0:49:16 to 0:53:36

GoToMyPC

  • GoToMyPC Q209-3 GoToMyPC.com/windows
  • Time Not Recorded

ad time approx. 0:28:28 to 0:30:39

Squarespace

  • Squarespace.com/windows
  • Time Not Recorded

ad time approx. 0:5:55 to 0:10:11

Production Information

  • Recorded Date: May 7, 2009
  • Release Date: May 8, 2009
  • Duration: 1:3:41
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Dane
  • Notes: Left it the phrase "dicking around." Leo says it's not foul language. Leo recorded new Squarespace and GoToMyPC billboards. Didn't record times ads ran.
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