The Cadillac Cimarron of PCs – Windows Weekly 750

Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Windows 11 SE and Surface Laptop SE, a new Windows 11 build, OneDrive, Visual Studio and .NET, and much more.

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Tips and picks

Tip of the week: Black Friday

Big Tech is starting to show up with their Black Friday deals. Google’s is particularly good, but Microsoft is in the mix too.

App pick of the week: Mozilla Firefox

In a first, Mozilla Firefox is available in the Microsoft Store. But there is one big asterisk.

Also: Forza Horizon 5, obviously

Enterprise pick of the week: Teams and Workplace (by Meta) team up

You got your Teams in my Workplace. And my peanut butter … I mean my Meta Workplace … in Teams. It’s a sort of weird new collaboration partnership which seems likely to help Meta more than Microsoft…

Codename pick of the week: Hailey and Vivian

No, not the new Laverne & Shirley. Hailey is the marketing codename for Windows 11 SE and Vivian for the Surface Laptop SE. Ask me how I know 🙂

Beer pick of the week: Talea Overnight Oats

It’s officially stout season. Talea of Brooklyn has a new interesting one called “Overnight Oats.” Brewed with multiple types of oats, banana, cinnamon, vanilla. Very roasty. Nice fall beverage from this women-owned brewery (with a LOVELY tap room).


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  • jchampeau

    Premium Member
    11 November, 2021 - 1:34 pm

    <p>Love the title! Thanks for the belly laugh. :)</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      11 November, 2021 - 3:48 pm


  • bluesman57

    11 November, 2021 - 8:22 pm

    <p>That’s funny. My Dad bought a Cimarron because he wanted to buy American. What a POS it was. Nothing but a glorified Chevette. He got rid of it in about two years and got a Rabbit.</p>

    • travlinman

      11 November, 2021 - 9:52 pm

      <p>Nicest, most comfortable Chevy Cavalier for the day at a Cadillac price. </p>

  • solomonrex

    13 November, 2021 - 9:22 am

    <p>Nailed it! This is the correct take. </p><p><br></p><p>MS’s quest for the white whale of affordable mobile computing has achieved the same mythic status of GM’s search for an efficient compact car and Ahab’s monomaniacal quest for the large ocean going mammals. </p>


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