Windows Weekly 92
Topic: New economics, Gmail goes offline, IE8 RC1, Windows 7 UAC, iTunes Plus, and more.
This week on Windows Weekly Paul and Leo talk about New economics, Gmail goes offline, IE8 RC1, Windows 7 UAC, iTunes Plus, and more.
Discussion of the Windows 7 - is it ready to be released early?
- Campaign to release Windows 7 early referring to Leo and Paul
- Leo says that after installing Windows 7 he finds it difficult to go back to Vista
- Is Windows 7 UAC dangerous ... or just useless?
- Rafael Rivera and Long Zheng have discovered that the dumbed-down UAC in Windows 7 is easy to bypass and could be used to compromise PC
Do More with Less: How to Survive in Today's Economic Reality
- A Microsoft marketing mantra becomes a life mantra for all of us
- Stretching PC/technology lifetimes
- Saying no to new gadgets ... Every time we peddle something people don't need, we lose a slice of our soul
- Reassessing what it is you really need to get work done
- Paul's "28 Days Later" concept: Revisiting things Paul's reviewed or recommended: Do they stand the test of time?
- Next "Everything Must Go" event: Late February
- Not just about spending less - decrease tech life's overhead as well
- v. small ex: Paul doesn't install/configure any Firefox add-ons - 7 less things to do on reinstall
Internet Explorer 8 RC1 release
- Near-final, "platform-complete" version of Microsoft's next browser
- For XP, Vista, 2003/2008 not Windows 7
- A few new functional changes but mostly about performance and fit and finish
Gmail has changed the perception of Web mail. – Simple and easier to deal with, accessible from any computer
- Related: Gmail goes offline: Long expected, but this is a game-changer
Also in Windows 7 news...
- Windows 7 public beta set to end February 10
- Rumors of a Netbook SKU..
Rumours of a Dell cell phone codename MePhone(?)
Microsoft has patented a docking technology that would allow cell phones to work less PCs do. Allowing you to have a cell phone that can turn into a PC, an all in one device.
iTunes Plus goes a la carte
- Previously, you had to upgrade your entire collection in order to get DRM-free 256 Kbps AAC tracks. Now you can pick and choose
- iTunes now a first-class choice for online music w/ Amazon MP3 and Zune Marketplace
- Leo expresses regret a spending $353 on upgrading his iTunes library to iTunes plus.
Tip of the Week
More Windows 7 theme packs ... many are based on Mac wallpapers
Software of the Week
Gladinet Many readers have recommended this: It lets you access SkyDrive from Windows Explorer (and other things).
Audible Pick Of The Week
|The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches: Enjoying Life More by Spending Less by Jeff Yeager (UNABRIDGED)|
Narrated by Ad Time: start 1:02:26
|Elsewhere, U.S.A.: How We Got From the Affluent Society to the Home Office by Dalton Conley (UNABRIDGED)|
Narrated by Christopher Lane
Ad Time: end :1:08:15
Paul – We're moving in a world that is post- all kinds of things, if you think about it, I mean the world's changing very rapidly. Leo – This technology is disrupting the powers that be, the Status quo and as a result we have to re adjust our way of thinking about it. (Time: 33:40)
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- Release Date: January 30, 2009
- Duration: 01:20:39
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- Notes: GoToMeeting Ad was inserted after the show was recorded.