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Windows Weekly 133: A Fish Called Windows Audio Only

by Jon Cole in TechDecember 6th, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

Windows WeeklyWindows Weekly kicks off with some obligatory talk about Modern Warfare 2 and it seems that Paul is still addicted to the game.  Paul also got a chance to appear on last week’s TWiT, which leads into some conversation about the future of TWiT (definitely worth listening if you’re invested in the content on Leo’s network, starts at about the 9:00 mark).

Apparently, web browsers are still stuck in the past and Microsoft isn’t too happy about it.  Security issues with Internet Explorer 6 are getting more and more overwhelming every day and Paul can’t stress automatic updates enough.  With Chrome and Firefox quickly gaining market share, both of the guys think that Microsoft has to do more to encourage usage of IE8 and new software in general.

The last big topic is the notorious “Black Screen of Death”, which Microsoft claims is not nearly as notorious as it should be.   The error screen hasn’t been nearly as bad as tech blogs would have you think and just shows that Microsoft gets far more bad press than it deserves.

Covered news and topics:  Modern Warfare 2, video, Windows 7 USB download tool/GNU licensing, AT&T vs Verizon, IE usage stats down, Microsoft Office 2010, Office software on Mac, Outlook, Black Screen of Death, Audible pick (I, Alex Cross), Windows 7 Starter ad-hoc network, 7-Stacks

The best way to answer the Call of Duty, the nicest Windows Mobile phone, and the screen’s not dead yet.

Runtime – 1:36:31

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