The Windows Cycle with Paul Thurrott – RunAsRadio #705

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 4 Comments

Two old guys bicker about Windows! Richard chats with Paul Thurrott about the current state of Windows Desktop, and the cycles that keep recurring – put more things into Windows, then take them out. Update more frequently, then less frequently. Client software deployment problems – use the web instead. Web doesn’t have enough features, build more client apps. There are lots of cycles around Windows, which ones affect you?

The Windows Cycle with Paul Thurrott
Show #705 Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 46 minutes

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6 responses to “The Windows Cycle with Paul Thurrott – RunAsRadio #705”

  1. navarac

    After 5 years of the Windows 10 "experiment", I have personally got fed up with embracing something to only have it taken away again. We all know ad-nausea the list of stuff by now. Even as an insider it got stupid with getting a new build but maybe/maybe not getting "the bits".

    During Covid-19 I have had plenty of time to reduce my PCs down to one Windows 10 machine (because of gaming) - the rest have been converted to Linux Ubuntu (including a Surface Pro 3). Office/Microsoft 365 has been totally got rid of together with its subscription cost, and I just use LibreOffice. The result? I can still do everything I did on Windows OS.

    I just get the impression that non-cloud Microsoft is run by the occupants of the kindergarten. No consistency and definitely no staying power.

  2. navarac

    In reply to JustMe:

    Having used Windows since Windows 3.0, managing a phone is not something I consider very important. After all, it is only something that has been possible for a very little while. But, each to their own.

  3. iantrem

    Paul, did you and Richard ever record a podcast about the .net chat(s) you were having?

      • iantrem

        In reply to paul-thurrott:


        No worries. there are a few versions of Richard's "History of .Net" talk on the web that are really good - his thoughts around Windows Vista are particularly insightful. It would be interesting to hear a chat about what he knows, what you know and your experience around the "programming windows" series. If he ever asks, at least you know you have one interested listener!

        • Paul Thurrott

          He's writing a book about the history of .NET, so everything is sort of waiting on that to happen. In fact, it's not coincidental that my series sort of hit a wall at .NET; I'm waiting on his book. :)

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