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

Jan 8th 2020

Windows Weekly 654

I Hate Products, She Hates People

Windows PCs at CES, Windows 7 EOL
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Category: News

Welcome to 2020!

  • PT starts the year with a rant thoughtful commentary about the state of Windows
  • MJF looks back at the decade that MS became a cloud company
  • A couple of the original Red Dog 'dream team' reflect on the last decade

CES: Lots of new Windows 10 PCs, including a number of foldables

  • No Windows 10X yet
  • But lots of dual- and folding-display designs for some reason
  • And some gaming PCs, etc.

Let's talk Windows 7!

  • Mary Jo has been using Windows 7 on her podcast PC. And Paul just switched back to Windows 7 temporarily. Some thoughts…
  • Windows 7 gets its last free security update on Jan. 14
  • Reminder: Security Essentials actually will keep getting updated after Jan. 14 (MS changed its documentation)
  • Related: Chredge starts rolling out to the mainstream on Jan. 15 - And you can run it side-by-side with old Edge if you want


  • Microsoft and leakers start revealing more about Xbox One, Series X:
  • Pricing thoughts
  • AMD dishes on the ports, incorrectly
  • And, in a leak, the real ports
  • January Games with Gold

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Game Pass is still one of the best deals in gaming
  • Plus: A quick update on Microsoft's Windows Weekly giveaways!
  • App pick of the week: Vivaldi 2.10, another Chrome alternative
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Windows Server 2008/R2 users: You have an Azure out
  • Codename pick(s) of the week: Spartan, Anaheim and O'Hare (oh my!)
  • Beer pick of the week: Evil Twin's Even More Jesus

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