Windows Weekly 89

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Windows Weekly
Episode 89

Macworld 2009

  • Well, at least they focused on the Mac for a change.
  • iTunes goes DRM-free.
  • But what about the iTunes tax? All or nothing to convert existing songs.
  • Also, Microsoft raises Apple Tax issues.

CES 2009

  • Ballmer keynote
  • Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 public beta
  • Windows Live Essentials is finalized
  • Windows Mobile? No discussion of version 7, Zune Mobile
  • No discussion of Vista numbers (Why: SEC; earnings announce soon)
  • No discussion of Windows 7 schedule, SKUs (Why: Still working on it)
  • Schedule: WinLive Wave 3 first, then IE 8, then Windows 7
  • Confirmed: Only one Beta release for Windows 7
  • No discussion of Windows Home Server? Weird. I’ve had one of the new HPs for awhile … excellent
  • There are new home server partners — new versions of the OS are coming this year too
  • Xbox 360: 28 million sold so far

Tip of the Week

Use Windows 7 Play To … to send content around the house.

Software Pick of the Week

Windows 7 Beta available starting Friday

Audible Pick of the Week

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (UNABRIDGED)
Narrated by Richard McGondale