Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

May 15th 2009

Windows Weekly 107

The Perception Hump

Windows 7 shipping in 09, Office 2010, Apple counters Microsoft's advertising, and the EU fines Intel.
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Category: News

Windows 7 shipping in 09, Office 2010, Apple counters Microsoft's advertising, and the EU fines Intel.

  • Microsoft looks on track to deliver Windows 7 within 2009.
  • Paul's first deadline for Windows 7 Secrets is Monday.
  • TechEd attendees will receive the Office 2010 Technical Preview in July..
  • Apple takes Microsoft's bait and responds to the "Laptop Hunter" ads.
  • The European Union fines intel $1.45 billion.

Software Picks of the Week: Pidgin and Digsby are excellent free IM clients. Also, to identify if your CPU supports hardware virtualization, and therefore Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode in Windows 7, you can run Securable.

Audible picks of the week: Postcards from Europe, Unabridged, By Rick Steves, Narrated by Rick Steves. For a free credit toward the audiobook of your choice, visit Audible.com/windows.

Software tip of the week: Use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta to check for hardware and software compatibility with Windows 7.

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

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