Ninja Ant in Candyland – Windows Weekly 708

Posted on January 21, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 2 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss a major Windows 10X leak and what it means, Microsoft’s self-driving car investment, a new Intel CEO, Julia White, Xbox, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: The next book

No, Mary Jo won’t be working on it FOR SOME REASON but I’ve got a plan for moving forward.

App pick of the week: Web browsers

‘Tis the season for new web browsers

Enterprise pick of the week: Ignite Part 2 is coming

Mark your calendars, IT Pros. March 2-4 is Ignite Part 2  (And next Tuesday is Microsoft Q2 FY21 earnings!)

Codename pick of the week: VAIL

Vail is shorthand for Virtualized Application Interface Layer. It’s also the name many of us use for the container technology – including the Win32 container tech — that Microsoft has been working on for Windows Core OS.  The VAIL container tech is what’s going to be missing from the first iteration of 10X.

(Vail was a Media Center codename I  think. –Paul)

Beer pick of the week: Tree House Brewing New Decade Do-Over

A DIPA with the perfect name for inauguration day! Tree House Brewing in Mass. Makes a ton of amazing and hard-to-get beers. They excel at IPAs. And this one is being checked in today by the lucky folks with access. Lots of stone fruit, orange/melon/mango flavors. Bitter, yet sweet.


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2 responses to “Ninja Ant in Candyland – Windows Weekly 708”

  1. kenosando

    I remember vividly the issues with Windows 8 when it released (including but not limited to: poor task management, hidden UI elements, full-screen windows, poor snapping functionality) and I really hope MSFT doesn't repeat those mistakes here.

  2. Chris_Kez

    I can actually see Notepad and a lot of other stuff that could be added just not being added to Windows 10X in order to make a cleaner break. Maybe the concern is that further blurring the lines between 10 and 10X just puts 10X in this kind of mushy middle where it’s not as light or simple as it can be for its target audience.