How did you first find Paul Thurrott?

How did you first come across Paul Thurrott?

I found Paul, from Windows Longhorn via Winsupersite, and Windows Weekly.

After that, I now regularly visit for all the Microsoft and other news!


Also, not to forget Mary Jo Foley, who I found on Windows Weekly and ZDNET, and Brad Sams on Neowin! 🙂

Conversation 18 comments

  • lecter

    10 March, 2017 - 2:37 am

    <p>I think it was in the XP "Whistler" beta days in 2000-2001 that I became interested in Windows sites and came across both Paul's WinSuperSite and Neowin. The articles were written much better than on other sites like Winbeta and I became a big fan.</p><p>As time went by, I remember seeing Paul's screenshots with his music which included The Offspring and his literary preferences which included Stephen King and realized that I really like this guy :D</p><p>Besides the usual news-related/opinion content, I think my favorite part of WinSuperSite/ has always been the "What I Use" articles, more often than not they featured software/hardware/day-to-day gear that I either already own or would definitely want to use and now that Brad also chimes in with such stuff it's always taken into consideration when I shop for new gear. </p><p>Speaking of which, how about an article about the less glamorous hardware/software Paul/Brad/Mary use? I'm very curious about their choices of routers/scanners/printers/UWP apps/mobile devices cases and such :)</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    10 March, 2017 - 10:25 am

    <p>I used a mirror. :)</p><p><br></p><p>But seriously. Thanks.:)</p>

  • xperiencewindows

    10 March, 2017 - 10:40 am

    <p>I found Paul when searching for a new podcast to listen to in iTunes. This was probably back in 2008. Since, then I've visited, each day and still listen to Windows Weekly.</p>

  • Vuppe

    10 March, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    <p>I found the site through Disqus, the old commenting system. I almost also left when Disqus was dropped in favour of the…current comment system. But, it's good news. </p><p><br></p><p>Brad Sams came from that, which, Brad cannot say my name properly. "veep." Tehe.</p>

  • I Khan

    Premium Member
    10 March, 2017 - 2:22 pm

    <p>I'm enjoying reading the different journeys.</p><p><br></p><p>I found Paul and Mary Jo via Leo Laporte. I was watching re-runs of Leo's The Lab and Call For Help on the then G4Tech Tv Canada, and looked Leo up to see what he was up to – back in 2012,&nbsp;when I found and got hooked on WIndows Weekly. I also started reading Paul's and Mary Jo's articles at their respective sites, and followed Paul here to Thurrott.</p><p>Through Paul, I was able to learn of Raphael Rivera and Andrew Zarian.</p><p>As for Brad, I first read his work on Neowin, really liked his writing style, and so continued to follow some of his work.</p><p>And I read Mary Jo's book -&nbsp;Microsoft 2.0, and will happily lobby with Paul to get another extended written piece from her.</p><p><br></p><p>Take care,</p><p>Imraan</p>

  • wunderbar

    Premium Member
    10 March, 2017 - 3:46 pm

    <p>I've been listening to/watching Windows Weekly since about mid 2008, which is kinda nuts when I type that "out loud." That's how I found out about Paul.</p>

  • rameshthanikodi

    10 March, 2017 - 11:04 pm

    <p>Same here, I found out about Paul by following his reviews of various Longhorn/Vista builds.</p>

  • ABianucci

    Premium Member
    12 March, 2017 - 10:35 am

    <p>And here I was expecting some stories about "in the fetal position in the corner of a bar". ?</p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    12 March, 2017 - 3:58 pm

    <p>For me it was late 99 and I saw his epic in depth articles about Windows 2000. Followed ever since. </p>

  • adampeterson

    Premium Member
    13 March, 2017 - 5:46 pm

    <p>I started listening at the beginning of Windows Weekly, which introduced me to Paul and later to Mary Jo Foley. </p>

  • Adlton

    14 March, 2017 - 5:14 pm

    <p>I found about Paul searching for some advice (i can't remember correctly for what) and landing on WinSuperSite. I liked his reviews so I continued to follow his work. I know Mary Jo Foley form ZDnet and&nbsp;I found about Brad here in</p>

  • YouWereWarned

    06 April, 2017 - 11:54 am

    <p>I found him extremely knowledgeable. hehe…</p>

  • helix2301

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2017 - 1:53 pm

    <p>I was the huge fan of Windows Weekly been listening forever when Paul went on his own with I followed him.</p>

  • Oasis

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2017 - 2:25 pm


  • vernonlvincent

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2017 - 5:07 pm

    <p>Back in the mid-late 90s – at the beginning of the Microsoft anti-trust trial. </p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    06 April, 2017 - 6:00 pm

    <p>Windows Weekly, circa 2009, so I'm a relative newcomer. I was re-doing the basement for a new A/V setup, looking for podcasts to listen to and stumbled upon Scott Wilkinson on the Tech Guy podcast, which introduced me to the TWiT network, and shortly thereafter I was listening to WW.</p>

  • GarethB

    Premium Member
    07 April, 2017 - 4:30 am

    <p>I'm starting to feel old. Sometime around 1997-98, I subscribed to a e-mail list from Paul.&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>I remember being determined to ignore this annoying 'Windows Weekly' thing Paul kept promoting.&nbsp;Listened to #62…&nbsp;and all episodes since.</p>

  • TheITGuy

    09 April, 2017 - 10:20 am

    <p>I think I first "discovered" Paul about 8 or nine years ago when a colleague started watching Windows Weekly. I largely ignored it at the time, but started watching it myself around 5 years ago.</p>

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