Windows Weekly 113

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Windows Weekly
Episode 113


Topics

  • Windows 7 retail pricing revealed
    • Basically the same as Windows Vista
    • Huge discounts if you preorder for a limited time
    • Free copy of Windows 7 for anyone buying Vista-based PC
    • Missing pieces: Windows Anytime Upgrade pricing, multi-PC licensing
    • More to come
  • Windows 7 RC downloads extended to August 15
    • Previous date was end of July
  • MSE/Morro public beta comes and goes
    • 75,000 download limit hit within 24 hours
    • Unclear if there will be more public beta releases
  • iPhone 3GS off to a great start
    • Had time to play with a Palm Pre this week
    • It's too slow, the app situation is an embarrassment
    • Microsoft can't move quickly enough with Windows Mobile; could be too late already
  • The future of the web
    • HTML 5 vs. Adobe Flash vs. Silverlight
    • Microsoft should be releasing IE updates every year
    • Where's HTML 5 support in IE?
    • It's time for more transparency
    • Otherwise, just give up and adopt WebKit or Gecko

Tip of the Week

  • Drag and drop to Explorer address bar in Windows 7 - Having trouble finding the tiny gap between icons and the underlying window? Windows 7 makes it easier.
  • Grab classic games for cheap at GOG.com (Good Old Games) - Like Steam, but for last decade's best games
    • Ex: Duke Nukem 3D ($6), Fallout ($6), Unreal Tournament GOTY ($10)
    • No DRM, redownload purchased titles whenever you want
    • Excellent compatibility across XP, Vista (including x64)
    • After-purchase goodies, like wallpapers, PDF documentation, videos, more

Software Pick of the Week

Notable Quotes

Significant Products

  • Link URL and optional brief description

Sponsors

Drobo

Ad time: 1:00-1:13 and 5:06-8:36

Audible

Picks

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Relentless by Dean Koontz (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Dan John Miller

Ad Times: 0:32-0:42 and 49:23-56:13

GoToAssist

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Ad Times: 0:44-0:57 and 27:57-31:16

Production Information

  • Recorded Date: June 25, 2009
  • Release Date: June 26, 2009
  • Duration: 1:08:16
  • Log line:
  • Edited by: Erik with Tony
  • Notes: Drobo ad inserted by Dane and Erik June 26, 2009.