Muff Mode – Windows Weekly 743

Posted on September 23, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, Windows Weekly with 6 Comments

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss the new Surface PCs and devices that Microsoft announced, HP’s new PCs, Windows 11, Office, and more.

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Tips and picks

App pick of the week: PC Health Check

PC Health Check is back too!

App pick of the week #2: PowerToys

PowerToys are now in the Microsoft Store.

Enterprise pick of the week: Choose your OS for the new Surface devices

Yep, certain new Surfaces will let you go with Windows 10 or 11. Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8 and Surface Go 3 all give you the choice.

Enterprise pick 2 of the week: Windows 11 requirements hit VMs

So… this is interesting. Microsoft originally said this wouldn’t be the case, but they’ve changed their documentation now.

Beer pick of the week: Torch & Crown Welcome Back

Just like New Yorkers are coming back into the city, Windows is back and in the limelight again at Microsoft, as Satya Nadella stressed during the Surface event today. So why not a beer called “Welcome Back”? It’s a hazy IPA that uses New Zealand Cascade hops. Only 5.3 percent, so you can toast Windows and the new Surfi multiple times.


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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Muff Mode – Windows Weekly 743”

  1. spacein_vader

    I'm assuming muff isn't the same euphemism in the US that it is in the UK.

  2. sglewis

    I’m afraid it most certainly is. Mind boggling title.

  3. RobertJasiek

    Paul repeats the keynote's claim that Surfaces would include a device for everybody (except gamers). No!

    There is no replacement for iPad hardware that would have low reflectance, long battery life (in real use, not just on paper), low weight and be well hand-holdable. Not to mention 4:3.

    There is no sustainable device with long life because batteries are not easily available, cheap, standardised and guaranteed to be available for many years. All the PR talk about sustainability is a lie as long as consumables are not the most easily replaceable. Microsoft, proud of carbon negativity, still designs throw-away products.

  4. goodbar

    I think there was a "Dozzer" in the Matrix, but when Paul said it I immediately thought of the little construction dudes on Fraggle Rock... I think they were the "Doozers"

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