Windows Weekly Podcast
with Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte
2008 Archive


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Here are all the 2008 episodes of the Windows Weekly podcast.


Windows Weekly 87: Big and Busty - Leo and Paul discuss a Windows 7 leak, Windows Mobile, Zune Mobile rumors, the next IE 8 beta, Microsoft Softwear, and more...

Audible book of the week: Cross Country by James Patterson
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Paul's software of the week: Google Chrome 1.0
Tip of the week: Use the SmartFlip utility to make Flip 3D useful

Paul's holiday gift recommendation(s): PC peripherals; Microsoft LifeCam Show, Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000, Microsoft Explorer Mouse Blue-Track (January), Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse Blue-Track (January), Microsoft Wireless Rechargeable Laser Mouse 7000, and Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 87

2008-12-14
Windows Weekly 86: Windows Live Wave Three - Leo and Paul discuss Windows 7 Beta 1 on the way, Windows Live Wave 3 services, Windows Vista/Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta 2, Games for Windows LIVE 2.0, and more...

Audible book of the week: ENIAC: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the World?s First Computer by Scott McCartney
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Paul's software of the week: Songbird 1.0
Tip of the week: Get Office 2007 Home and Student for cheap

Paul's holiday gift recommendation(s): Photo gifts Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, iLife (Mac), photo calendars, books, prints, and cards; ink, paper

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 86

2008-12-07
Windows Weekly 85: Simple Not Easy - Leo and Paul discuss Windows 7: Simple or easy?, another Microsoft phone rumor, Ballmer and the Vista Capable suit, Apple's advertising dollars, a second week of holiday gift recommendations, and more...

Audible book of the week: The First Americans: Prehistory - 1600 by Joy Hakim
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Paul's software of the week: Handbrake 0.9.3
Tip of the week: Get ready for Windows Live Wave 3

Paul's holiday gift recommendation(s): Video games! Xbox 360 Core, Nintendo Wii, Mario Kart Racing (Wii), Wii Fit (Wii), Shaun White Snowboarding Road Trip (Wii), Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360), Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360), Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360)

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 85

2008-11-30
Windows Weekly 84: La Vida Microsoft - Leo and Paul discuss Morro and OneCare, New Xbox Experience, New Zune pricing, Zune 3.1, Rent to Own on Zune Pass, IE 8 Beta 3 in early 2009, IE 6 for Windows Mobile, Yahoo/Microsoft, Holiday gift recommendations, and more...

Audible book of the week: Just After Sunset by Stephen King
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Paul's software of the week: Zune 3.1
Tip of the week: Students: Get Microsoft products free with Microsoft DreamSpark

Paul's holiday gift recommendation(s): WD TV HD Media Player; for iPod user: Universal Dock ($49) + AV cable ($49); for Zune users: Home AV Pack (dock, remote, cables - $59)

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 84

2008-11-23
Windows Weekly 83: Paul of Duty - Leo and Paul discuss Windows 7 feature focus, Windows Live Wave 3, SBS/EBS 2008, Windows Mobile, Xbox 360 games, and more....

Audible book of the week: Death in Paradise by Robert B. Parker
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Paul's software of the week: Ultimate Boot CD
Tip of the week: Get Windows 7 functionality in Windows Vista

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 83

2008-11-16


Windows Weekly 82: Pocket Paul - Leo and Paul discuss WinHEC 2008, more Windows 7 info, the Google/Yahoo! deal implosion, Gears of War 2 and other Xbox 360 games, and more...

Audible book of the week: Timeline by Michael Crichton
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Paul's software of the week: Secunia PSI
Tip of the week: Use virtualization on the desktop for testing; Aero Snap keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 82

2008-11-09
Windows Weekly 81: Windows 7 and Azure - Leo and Paul discuss PDC 2008, the Windows 7 Reviewers Workshop, Windows 7, Windows Azure, Live Mesh/Live Services, Office 14 Web Apps, and more....

Audible book of the week: Death in Paradise by Robert B. Parker
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Paul's software of the week: Microsoft PC Advisor
Tip of the week: Shrink and expand disk partitions with Vista's Disk Management tool

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 81

2008-11-02
Windows Weekly 80: PDC Preview - Leo and Paul discuss Paul's PDC prep, the Zune 3 final analysis, staycations, Quake in Silverlight, and more...

Audible book of the week: Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom
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Paul's software of the week: Format Factory
Tip of the week: Rip music CDs in high-quality, variable bit-rate MP3, and with the right tools

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 80

2008-10-26
Windows Weekly 79: He's A Biter - Leo and Paul discuss why the Apple Tax makes Macs more expensive, the Windows Secrets give-away, Windows 7, All-Star Bloggers at PDC 2008, and Hyper-V....

Audible book of the week: Free 2008 presidential debate recordings
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Paul's software of the week: Norton UAC for Windows Vista
Tip of the week: Leave Windows Aero enabled for the best performance and reliability

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 79

2008-10-18
Windows Weekly 78: Microsoft Strata - Leo and Paul discuss Paul's Windows Secrets SP1 Edition giveaway, Windows Strata, Live Framework, the great virtualization experiment, Google Android and Blackberry Storm, and the New Xbox Experience and Fall 2008 Xbox 360 games...

Audible book of the week: Planet Google: One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know by Randall Stross
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Paul's software of the week: AssaultCube
Tip of the week: Choose 64: Pick Vista x64 with your next new PC

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 78

2008-10-12
Windows Weekly 77: Hasta La Vista - Leo and Paul discuss Paul's Windows 7 presentation, Microsoft's upcoming "Windows Cloud OS," future versions of Office Live, Hyper-V Server 2008, and Windows Vista Secrets SP1 Edition....

Audible book of the week: Anathem by Neal Stephenson
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Paul's software of the week: Donavon West's Election Countdown 2008 and Daily Gallup Poll Windows Sidebar Gadgets
Tip of the week: Use iTunes to add album art to videos, even if you watch them with Zune

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 77

2008-10-06
Windows Weekly 76: Spider Pig - Leo and Paul discuss Microsoft's I'm a PC ads, the Android phone platform, Windows Live Wave 3, Zune 3, new Microsoft hardware, PDC 2008, and Windows Vista Secrets...

Audible book of the week: The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 by Bob Woodward
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Paul's software of the week: Ant Renamer
Tip of the week: Tune ClearType on the Web

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 76

2008-09-27
Windows Weekly 75: Paul Amok - Leo and Paul discuss Windows 7 M3, Zune 3, Windows Live Wave 3, and more....

Audible book of the week: Hannibal by Thomas Harris
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Paul's software of the week: Windows Live Wave 3 Beta
Paul's software of the week #2: Zune 3
Tip of the week: Rename multiple files in a folder

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 75

2008-09-23
Windows Weekly 74: Mustard with Whine - Leo and Paul discuss Paul's Microsoft campus visit, Zune 3, Live Mesh, Windows 7, Microsoft Surface, and the latest Seinfeld/Gates ad...

Audible book of the week: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brook
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Paul's software of the week: ClearType Tuner PowerToy
Paul's software of the week #2: Online FLV Converter
Tip of the week: Picking a Microsoft document sync solution

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 74

2008-09-14
Windows Weekly 73: Chrome vs. IE8 - Leo and Paul discuss Google Chrome, set-top boxes, an Xbox 360 price cut, Picasa updates, and more....

Audible book of the week: All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
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Paul's software of the week: Microsoft AutoCollage 2008
Paul's software of the week #2: Roboform
Paul's software of the week #3: Google Picasa 3.0 Beta
Tip of the week: Use Google Chrome to make standalone Web applications

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 73

2008-09-07
Windows Weekly 73 video recording - See Leo and Paul recording the next episode of Windows Weekly.

2008-09-05
Windows Weekly 72: Now More Compatible - Leo and Paul discuss Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, Windows Not Walls, a new Hotmail, Windows Live Video Messages, and more....

Audible book of the week: Election 2008 coverage by Audible
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Paul's software of the week: IE 8 Beta 2
Paul's software of the week #2: Teracopy
Tip of the week: Use SendMeRSS.com to get RSS feeds in your email

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 72

2008-08-31
Windows Weekly 71: The Awesome Release - Leo and Paul discuss going all in with Microsoft technology, the wonderful world of data sync, Windows 7 blogging, more Vista stupidity, and Microsoft's Olympics gold...

Audible book of the week: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Abridged) by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Paul's software of the week: Edison
Paul's software of the week #2: CDBurner XP
Tip of the week: Sync Windows Live Contacts with Windows Vista and the iPhone

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 71

2008-08-24
Windows Weekly 70: The Mojave Experiment - Leo and Paul discuss Microsoft's Mojave Experiment, a 'schizophrenic' Forrester report, Vista x64, Windows Live Calendar, Cuil, Dell Studio Hybrid PCs, HP's post-PP1 updates for WHS, and more...

Audible book of the week: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
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Paul's software of the week: Zimbra Desktop
Tip of the week: Sync content from PC to PC with Live Mesh

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 70

2008-08-02
Windows Weekly 69: Krusty Likes It - Leo and Paul discuss discuss a Microsoft re-org, Windows Home Server PP1, an HP PP1 update, Media Center Extenders, and Microsoft's Vista ad campaign...

Audible book of the week: Anti-Americanism by Jean-Francois Revel
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Paul's software of the week: Mozilla Weave
Tip of the week: Looking anew at Vista's Disk Defragmenter

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 69

2008-07-28
Windows Weekly 68: Mobile Who? - Leo and Paul discuss iPhone 3G's MobileMe, 2.0 and App Store, Live Mesh, The New Xbox Experience, the Microsoft-Yahoo mess, and why Twitter is important...

Audible book of the week: The Ghost: A Novel by Robert Harris
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Paul's software of the week: 360 Desktop
Paul's software of the week #2: Paint .NET
Tip of the week: Forcing windows to remember their sizes, locations, and customizations

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 68

2008-07-20
Windows Weekly 67: Everything Must Go - Leo and Paul discuss Everything Must Go, iWeek/the iPhone 3G launch, iPhone 2.0 software, the iPhone App Store, MobileMe, Windows Media Center 'Fiji,' and Microsoft Online Services...

Audible book of the week: The First Billion by Christopher Reich
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Paul's software of the week: Apple iTunes 7.7
Paul's software of the week #2: Acrobat.com
Tip of the week: Using keyboard shortcuts
Tip of the week #2: Using Gmail or Yahoo! Mail as your default email handler

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 67

2008-07-14
Windows Weekly 66: Jumping The Obese Monolith - Leo and Paul discuss Randall Stross jumping the shark, Microsoft Equipt, AT&T iPhone pricing, IE 8 security features, and this week's news...

Audible book of the week: Stuff White People Like: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions by Christian Lander
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Paul's software of the week: Wireless Migrator
Paul's software of the week #2: Digsby
Tip of the week: Change file type associations on the fly

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 66

2008-07-07
Windows Weekly 65: Bye-Bye Bill - Leo and Paul discuss Bill G's departure from Microsoft, playing the "Gates and innovation" game, hacking your life with Lifehacker, more Yahoo! and Microsoft news, Hyper-V, and Google Android delays...

Bonus: I visited Leo at the TWiT Cottage in Petaluma and we recorded this episode live. Here are some photos from the visit.

Audible books of the week in honor of Bill Gates:
Business @ the Speed of Thought by Bill Gates
Microsoft: First Generation by Cheryl Tsang
World War 3.0: Microsoft and Its Enemies by Ken Auletta
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Paul's software of the week: John's Background Switcher
Tip of the week: (More) High quality Vista wallpapers

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 65

2008-06-29
Windows Weekly 64: Celtics Win - Leo and Paul discuss Boston's 17th NBA championship, Firefox 3 Download Day, Microsoft advertising, Paul's new Macbook, and an MSN Music extension...

Audible book of the week: The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst
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Paul's software of the week: Twhirl (Twitter client)
Paul's software of the week #2: Google Talk Labs Edition
Tip of the week: Master the Vista taskbar, tray, and Start Menu

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 64

2008-06-22
Windows Weekly 63: Don't Touch That Button - Leo and Paul discuss the iPhone 3G and MobileMe announcements at WWDC 2008, Vista negativity hurting Microsoft, WHS PP1 RC, the EU vs. Microsoft, TechEd IT, Yahoo vs. Icahn, and Firefox 3...

Audible book of the week: iRobot by Isaac Asimov
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Paul's software of the week: Orb
Tip of the week: Change the behavior of the Vista Start Menu Power button

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 63

2008-06-16
Windows Weekly 62: Instant Rimshot - Leo and Paul discuss splitting off consumer Windows from business Windows, the consumerization of IT, XP end-of-life myths, Microsoft's online branding, and Twitter and microblogging...

Audible book of the week: Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
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Paul's software of the week: Windows Live Writer 14 Technical Preview
Paul's software of the week #2: Mozilla Firefox 3 Release Candidate 2
Tip of the week: Transfer local email to a Web mail account

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 62

2008-06-08
Windows Weekly 61: Windows 7 - Leo, Paul, and Mary Jo Foley discuss Windows 7 issues such as a Steven Sinofsky interview, the release timeline, multi-touch functionality, MinWin, and PDC 2008...

Audible book of the week: State of Denial: Bush and War, Part 3 by Bob Woodward
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Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 61

2008-06-02
Windows Weekly 60: PP #1 - Leo and Paul discuss ODF support in Microsoft Office, WHS Power Pack 1, D-Link Media Extender, Napster goes MP3, the Fiji update to Media Center, and Google Docs...

Audible book of the week: The Man In The Black Suit by Stephen King
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Paul's software of the week: Microsoft Worldwide Telescope
Paul's software of the week #2: Mozilla Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1
Tip of the week: Use the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 60

2008-05-25
Windows Weekly 59: That Thing Out There - Leo and Paul discuss Bill Gates and Windows 7, Gears of War 2, and Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008...

Audible book of the week: Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
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Paul's software of the week: Yahoo! Messenger Beta for Vista
Tip of the week: Delay product activation

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 59

2008-05-18
Windows Weekly 58: Mission Accomplished - Leo and Paul discuss the State of Vista, slipstreaming Windows service packs, Zune 2.5, Celio REDFLY, Microsoft's Windows Mobile mulligan, and Mario Cart Wii...

Audible book of the week: Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horowitz
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Paul's software of the week: WinBubble
Tip of the week: Make UAC less annoying

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 58

2008-05-11
Windows Weekly 57: Microsoft 2.0 - Leo and Paul talk with ZD blogger Mary Jo Foley, author of "Microsoft 2.0"...

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 57

2008-05-04
Windows Weekly 56: Meet Mesh - Leo and Paul discuss Microsoft Live Mesh, SyncToy 2, Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, some new Ultimate Extras, and Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron"...

Audible book of the week: Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition by Orson Scott Card
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Paul's software of the week: AVG Free 8.0
Tip of the week: Update Vista's built-in applications

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 56

2008-04-27
Windows Weekly 55: User Annoyance Control - Leo and Paul discuss Windows 7 build 6519, Gartner's Windows collapse prediction, UAC created to annoy users, and the Linux-based Shuttle KPC...

Audible book of the week: Fatherland by Robert Harris
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Paul's software of the week: Vista Boot Pro
Tip of the week: Booting between multiple versions of Windows

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 55

2008-04-20
Windows Weekly 54: Hooking Up With Hot Women - Leo and Paul discuss Vista SP1, XP SP3 RC2 Refresh, Apple's pushing of Safari, AMD quad-core CPUs, a Microsoft Jet security exploit, Windows Live and social networking, and, of course, coffee...

Audible book of the week: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Paul's software of the week: Adobe Photoshop Express
Tip of the week: Backing up is hard to do

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 54

2008-03-30
Windows Weekly 53: SP None - Leo and Paul discuss the public release of Vista SP1, a Hyper-V release candidate, the Intel Classmate, and Safari 3.1...

Audible book(s) of the week: The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (Unabridged) by Arthur C. Clarke and John Adams by David McCollough
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Paul's software of the week: Windows Live Writer; Also note major updates to Handbrake and AnyDVD
Tip(s) of the week: Silly Vista Calendar tricks; Finding archived photos

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 53

2008-03-23
Windows Weekly 52: Air Supply - Leo and Paul discuss Vista Capable, Windows Home Server bugs, Vista-compatible Windows Media Extenders, Celio RedFly, and Firefox 3 Beta 4...

Audible book of the week: The Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Paul's software of the week: Shadow Explorer
Tip of the week: Saved searches

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 52

2008-03-16
Windows Weekly 51: In the MIX - Leo and Paul discuss the Windows Server 2008 launch event, the iPhone 2.0 software update roadmap, MIX'08, and the Beatles...

Audible book of the week: Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History (Unabridged) by George Crile
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Paul's software of the week: Google Calendar Sync and Haute Secure
Tip of the week: Customizing the Windows Start Menu

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 51

2008-03-09
Windows Weekly 50: Open Windows - Leo and Paul discuss a more open Microsoft, WHS issues, Windows Live SkyDrive, Paul's Tablet PC woes, the death of HD DVD, XP SP3 RC2 public release, and Firefox 3...

Audible book of the week: The Appeal by John Grisham
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Paul's software of the week: IE7Pro for Internet Explorer 7
Tip of the week: Start Menu Search

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 50

2008-02-24
Windows Weekly 49: Perky Paul - Leo and Paul discuss Vista SP1 on MSDN, Yahoo still looking for other suitors, Apple TV Take 2, Flickr/Picasa/Live Photo Gallery, Firefox 3 Beta 3, and photo books...

Audible book of the week: My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'Homme
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Paul's software of the week: Picnik
Tip of the week: Windows Update

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 49

2008-02-18
Windows Weekly 48: Microsoft's Cardboard Box - Leo and Paul discuss the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death, Windows Vista SP1, Vista sales revisited, the death of XP, and Microsoft's bid for Yahoo...

Audible book of the week: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
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Paul's software of the week: Amazon MP3
Leo's software of the week: Lotus Symphony
Tip of the week: Stay safe with Vista

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 48

2008-02-11
Windows Weekly 47: The Red Show - Leo and Paul discuss MacWorld, the MacBook Air, the latest iPhone update, Apple TV take 2, Mac Office 2008, Windows 7, (PRODUCT)RED, and HD podcasts...

Audible book of the week: Duma Key by Stephen King
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Paul's software of the week: GOM Player
Tip of the week: Take advantage of Vista's new Explorer views

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 47

2008-01-27
Windows Weekly 46: Statler and Waldorf on CES! - Leo and Paul discuss CES, the death of HD-DVD, WHS Power Pack, FIOS, OLPC and Eee PC, Origami 2.0, Zune deficiencies, and the iPhone...

Audible book of the week: iCon: Steve Jobs by Jeffrey S. Young
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Paul's software of the week: VLC Player
Tip of the week: Windows Mobility Center

Download episode in MP3 format: Windows Weekly Episode 46

2008-01-11

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