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Windows Weekly 274: Hadoop-a-polooza

With Mary Jo away, Leo and I discuss the Windows 8 RTM bits, what Paul really thinks about Windows 8, Toshiba's RT decision, HP and Lenovo react to the Surface, $200 Surface rumors, the Metro naming flap, Apple and Microsoft cross-license mobile technologies and agree not to copy each other, travel tech, Nokia's September event for Windows Phone 8, two weeks of, and BUILD selling out in under an hour on the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast.

Running time: 1:50:21

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Software pick of the week: Windows 8 RTM 90 day evaluation

Anyone can evaluate Windows 8 now: Just download and install the 90-day evaluation version of Windows 8 Enterprise from TechNet. Note: You cannot "upgrade" this to a legal version, it will expire. Enterprise is only available to Microsoft's volume licensing customers normally, so you will eventually be buying Windows 8 Core or Windows 8 Pro.

Software pick of the week #2: Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8

Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 is your tool to build Metro style apps. It includes the Windows 8 SDK, Blend for Visual Studio, and project templates. You must first install Windows 8 RTM. Download it now!

Software pick of the week #3: "Tango" and more for the Nokia Lumia 900

If you use a Nokia Lumia 900 and live in the US or Canada, you have a massive set of updates waiting for you. Find out more.

Software pick of the week #4: Windows Essentials 2012

The new version of Essentials mostly drops the Live branding and offers nice improvements to Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.  And it's free.

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