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Windows Weekly [#93] NetCast

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Hosts: Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte

Windows 7, Netbooks, UAC issue overkill, Microsoft Fix It, new Kindle, Google Ocean, and more.

Windows 7 product editions (or “SKUs”) announced

  • There will be multiple product editions again (duh) but only two will be mainstream offers for individuals
  • Regardless, a lot of false indignation from people
  • Microsoft: We have over one billion users with many different needs and wants; One SKU does not make sense for all of them, sorry
  • Paul actually agrees with Microsoft for the most part but the lineup could be a little simpler

Windows 7 on a netbook: Guess what? It works. Paul’s IdeaPad S10 arrived today. Good news so far.

The UAC issue that wasn’t: Bloggers uncovered Windows 7 flaw; Microsoft says, not so fast

Microsoft’s new Fix It service. Finally: Instead of telling you how to fix problems via its Knowledge Base (KB) articles, Microsoft is starting to automatically fix these problems for you with a new FixIt button.

New Kindle rumored to be coming next week

Tip of the week:

Software pick of the week:

  • Foxmarks Syncs browser bookmarks/favorites between PCs/Macs, Works with IE/Firefox (Windows) and Firefox/Safari (Mac), Bonus: Includes Web site password sync (Firefox only)
  • Skype 4 for windows now available

Audible picks of the week: What Would Google Do? Unabridged, By Jeff Jarvis, Narrated by Jeff Jarvis. For a free credit toward the audiobook of your choice, visit Audible.com/windows.

Check out Paul’s blog at the SuperSite for Windows for more information.

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