Our Marshmallow, Raspberry, Cherry, Vanilla Slush Pop – Windows Weekly 659

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 0 Comments

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App pick of the week: Tweeten 5

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Codename pick of the week: Vail

I’ve heard folks at Microsoft talk about the 10X/Lite container infrastructure as codename “Vail.” Remember a couple of years ago when there were citations of Rail/Vail coming to Windows? VAIL was Virtualized Application Infrastructure Layer, which ended up being (at least in theory) how the Win32 containerized apps will work. (Bonus: Windows Home Server 2011 also was codenamed Vail.)


A new sour IPA from the excellent Evil Twin NYC folks – who happen to have the longest and weirdest beer names around. This sounds bizarre but it really works. Lots of raspberry and a touch of sweet vanilla make this taste a lot like a slush pop (in a very good way). Sour IPAs are definitely a nice hybrid for folks who like sours but aren’t sure about IPAs and vice v.



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