Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell, and Leo Laporte

Nov 21st 2008

Windows Weekly 84

La Vida Microsoft

OneCare dead, Xbox update, Zune, Yahoo/Microsoft, IE8, and more.
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Category: News

OneCare dead, Xbox update, Zune, Yahoo/Microsoft, IE8, and more.

  • Microsoft Kills OneCare, Plans Free "Morro"
  • Xbox New Experience; new games Left 4 Dead and Far Cry 2
  • New Zune prices on flash devices, accessories
  • Zune 3.1 with a few new features
  • Rent to Own: Zune Pass subscribers now get 10 free tracks per month
  • Internet Explorer 8 Beta 3 is on the way
  • Windows Mobile: IE 6 only on new devices
  • Yahoo/Microsoft
  • Holiday recommendations:
    • If you have an iPod: Universal Dock ($49) + AV cable ($49)
    • If you have a Zune: Home AV Pack (dock, remote, cables - $59)
    • Otherwise… WD TV HD Media Player ($129 + USB hard drive, memory key)

Tip of the week: Students: Get Microsoft products cheap with Microsoft DreamSpark
Plus - Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass: Free e-learning courses

Software of the week: Zune 3.1 - Excellent even if you don't have a device

Audible pick of the week: Just After Sunset, Unabridged, By Stephen King, Narrated by Stephen King and others. For a free audiobook, visit

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