Windows Weekly 573: Take Off That Sweater

–All the news from Computex 2018! Qualcomm is not giving up on Windows 10 on ARM, Windows Collaboration Displays, Windows 10 IoT Services, Amazon makes it easier for PC makers to use Alexa, Intel’s ‘Courier’: a dual-screen small reference device.
–Microsoft is acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion. The problem? Overcoming its past.
–Windows 10 Redstone 5: a new build late last week finally puts RSAT where it belongs.
–Microsoft is killing Groove on Android/iOS – If you need your own music in…

17 thoughts on “Windows Weekly 573: Take Off That Sweater

  1. The reason Microsoft's implementation of dark mode sucks is because of the way Windows is laid out. Windows apps use multiple resources to achieve the look they have. macOS on the other hand uses a set of default UI resources like a default background. So when Apple changed the background in the dark mode it changes it for every single app that uses that background. Unlike on Windows, apps on macOS typically use the built in UI resources. On Windows a majority of apps and software use their own UI so the dark mode can't touch it

  2. This show has become so boring. Is it just that Microsoft is not releasing anything worth talking about? Me and my partner (who introduced me to this show) used to watch this together every week at night. (even when were just dating) and now its just me holding on, hoping that theirs something in the video that is even remotely interesting to Microsoft lovers like myself. Not had that for over 6 shows in a row now. C'mon guys, bring back the relevance/excitement to the show, please.

  3. When talking about battery life of any Windows 10 device. I wish there was some kind of app that would help the user to determine what is draining the battery. I wish there were professionals talking about this who would not say "I have no idea" when there are metrics they can use and see. (sigh)

  4. In re stand-by time, I think what Paul is thinking about is Connected Standby (Microsoft description of the ability to do notifications without wasting too much battery) and big.LITTLE (ARM tech for putting low-power and high-performance cores in the same core)

  5. The 8086 isn't 50 years old. Intel didn't start out making microprocessors and the 8086 was not their first (the intel 4004 was, followed by the 4040, the 8008 and the 8080, arguably with the 8085)

  6. In my office people were salivating before and after they got their IBM PCs (the 1st ones). Especially since the government was paying for it. Mainframes were multi-million dollars, mini computers a half million. At least where I worked.

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