Giant Hairball of Code – Windows Weekly 598

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 3 Comments

With Leo away, Megan Morrone joins Mary Jo and Paul to discuss a week of wild rumors and speculation.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: You can once again download the Windows 7 and 8.1 ISOs. But…

You need a valid retail key which limits the usefulness.

Plus: Yes, Bootcamp still sucks

App pick of the week:  Typora

Typora is a new type of rich text editor that uses Markdown as its underlying “format.” It’s just plain text, really. Or, you can use Visual Studio Code, you nerd.

Plus: Google Arts & Culture mobile app adds a cool AR Vermeer experience

Enterprise pick of the week: The Book of News for Connect 2018

Want details/links/resources of all the announcements from Connect(); 2018 this week? Here you go.

Codename pick of the week: Chromium

The codename that almost was, but luckily wasn’t. Microsoft COULD have called the Windows 10 Fall 2019 feature update (and associated Azure updates) “Chromium” — based on its elements codename scheme. But instead, it’s said to be going with Vibranium.

Beer pick of the week: Collective Arts Ransack the Universe

Hamilton, Ontario’s Collective Arts is starting to expand its distribution here in the U.S. They make some really nice beers, including this very balanced IPA Ransack the Universe. Lots of hops, but lots of malt to keep it in check and from being overly bitter.


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