In the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and I discuss a mounting wave of Windows 8 PCs and Windows RT devices coming out of IFA this week, how Samsung's loss is Microsoft's gain, the faux Start button backlash, Microsoft's crazy October schedule and our equally crazy travel schedule, BUILD BLOGGER BASH 2.0, Nokia's events next week, Xbox Music and Xbox Video and the coming Xbox 360 Dashboard update, active reading, and IE 10 for Windows 7.
Running time: 1:46:18
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