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

Sep 4th 2019

Windows Weekly 637

A Portion of Insiders

Acer & Razer at IFA 2019, that weird CPU spike, Firefox 69, and Ignite sessions
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Category: News

The Internet-centric Windows that could have been...

  •  Heading into 1997, Microsoft planned to replace Windows with an Internet platform that would be open and cross-platform. What happened? And what might the world have been like if it hadn't switched back to a Windows-based strategy?

IFA News

  •  Anything interesting coming out of IFA so far? Acer and Razer
  •  Other hardware stuff: USB4 = USB-C + Thunderbolt 3, as expected, and HoloLens 2 could go on sale starting this month

Windows 10

  •  New 20H1 build adds promised cloud-reset option, new tablet mode
  •  19H2: Still an undecipherable mess. But RTMing "soon" - if only we could test it
  •  Microsoft has released ISOs for Insiders for 19H2 and 20H1 this week
  •  Windows 10 1903 users: Beware of a CPU spike introduced by an optional Cumulative Update last week
  •  Related: Microsoft confirms no more Flash in Chredge towards the end of 2020

Tips and picks

  •  Tip of the week: It's that time of the month again. Microsoft details Xbox Game Pass and Games with Gold titles for console and PC
  •  App pick of the week: Firefox 69
  •  Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft starts posting Ignite sessions
  •  Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: VMWare and Microsoft make nice
  •  Beer pick of the week: Jack's Abby S'mores 

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