No Code Left Behind – Windows Weekly 678

Posted on June 25, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 10 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss this week’s Apple’s announcements, Microsoft 365, Xbox, and so much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Paul embraces Linux, and you should too

OK, not really. But I’ve been using and writing about WSL 2 for the book.

App pick of the week: Opera

Opera 69 for desktop picks up Twitter integration.

Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft’s latest acquisitions in data modeling and IoT

It’s always interesting to see where Microsoft is putting its acquisition dollars. In the past two weeks, the company bought a data-modeling company, ADRM Software, and an IoT security company, CyberX.

Developer pick of the week: Microsoft releases phase one of OpenJDK for Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft loves Java!

Cocktail pick of the week: Grand Cosmo: A tribute to CosmoDB (COME ON)

My wife’s unique take on a Cosmopolitan:

6 parts pear vodka

2 parts Grand Marnier (or triple sec or Cointreau)

2 parts lime juice

4 parts cranberry juice

Shake with ice and serve over ice. Garnish with lime wedge or slice.


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Comments (10)

10 responses to “No Code Left Behind – Windows Weekly 678”

  1. red77star

    ARM is not going to replace X86-X64, this is Apple thing doing Apple means nothing.

  2. wolters

    This may be the most transformative episode of WW for me. No, not dropping all I have (now) and going Apple but it has opened my mind to see what they are doing over there and appreciating it. It is tempting to go iPhone now that widgets and an app drawer (of sorts) is coming. And I actually like some of the changes in MacOS.

    I have a Mix of Microsoft And Google which includes Surface Book 3, Surface Pro X, XBOX, Microsoft 365, Nest Home Max and Subsequent Speakers, YouTube Premium, YouTube Music, YouTube TV. I use a Pixel 4XL and a WearOS Watch (Gen5). And it works but it seems like I am always met with frustrations or bending over backwards to make things flow. I sometimes think of going Samsung with my phone, tablet and watch needs but I often get a little frustrated with their duplicate apps, extra services and app store and Bixby getting in the way.

    I want a coherent whole and the recent Apple Announcements has piqued my interest in seeing if my life/workflow might run better with Apple.

  3. jfgordon

    So, if I understand correctly, the forecast here is that:

    i) PCs will continue to be used by businesses (except first line workers) and will run an OS with incosistent user experience (not only user interface!) because... nobody cares, it's just work;

    ii) private customers who need/want something more than a mobile device will use a Mac;

    iii) gamers, enthusiasts, etc. will have to accept to be part of an “ecosystem” devoid of new/good software, and FOSSers will not find good hardware any more.

    It that it? Is the future so bleak?

    What I do not understand is: why is a niche product of no interest to a big corporation? Sure it does not take enormous resources to keep maintaining a functioning OS with a decent UI. Can't a department of a big corporation just be devoted to support a product even if it does not double in revenues every year!?

  4. olditpro2000

    Great episode. Paul was spot on about the Mixer shut down - teaming up with Facebook gaming is tone-deaf. They should have just said, "We support 3rd party services" and moved on.

  5. brettscoast

    A fascinating episode of WW. If the MAC stuff in their keynote was not a hammer to the head of Microsoft to lift their game and communicate better god only know what it will take.

  6. navarac

    Apple needed to be talked about but not for 75% of this show. Important news, yes, but it was covered in Macbreak Weekly where I'm sure BUILD was not covered for that length of time. Poor MJF looked lost for the first hour.

    People forget that the locked-in walled-garden of Apple compares to the one-party state of China! Choice is witheld.