In the latest episode of theWindows Weekly podcast, Leo and I discuss the history of Windows, developer controversy over the presumed lack of native development tools in Windows 8, a Microsoft exec slips that Windows 8 will ship in Fall 2012, Xbox LIVE will provide the media services in Windows 8, the first anniversary of Office 2010, Nokia and Apple settle their patent infringement claims, Chrome OS and Chromebooks, Duke Nukem Forever, and PIM interoperability.
Running time: 1:44:55
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Picks and tips
Windows Weekly tip of the week: Duplicate most iCloud features today in Windows
Windows 7 app pick: Kinect SDK for Windows
Windows Phone 7 app pick: Evernote for Windows Phone 7
Audible pick of the week: Solaris: The Definitive Edition by Stanislaw Lem with Bill Johnston (translator) - Narrated by Alessandro Juliani. Excellent Polish sci-fi novel finally translated properly to English. There was a major Hollywood movie of this with George Clooney, but also a less-well known Russian version, which is on Netflix. (BTW, Alessandro Juliani was Lieutenant Gaeta on BSG. Excellent reading of the book.)
And of course ...
Go the F--k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. It's free!