I Hate Products, She Hates People – Windows Weekly 654

Windows PCs at CES, Windows 7 EOL
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

Xbox
• 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

Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott

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