Microsoft’s Last Great OS Arrives!
After much hoopla, suspicious press and endless previews, Windows 10 was released into the wild on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Lo and behold, they came, they downloaded and they installed…and it was good, or at least much better than most everyone had expected.
This week our panel of experts represent four different perspectives on the Win 10 download and install.
Gary Baker waited until Saturday, Aug. 1 just hours before the show to download his copy of Windows 10. He is normally pretty skeptical about installing something as major as an OS without a lot of other people pioneering the process but felt that this time the odds were in his favor.
Shane Hamelin has spent all week long installing Windows 10 on more than 20 different computers at his store CompTech Services in Sterling Heights.
Cal Carson is our Apple expert who runs Windows 10 inside a virtual machine on his MacBook Air. His work with US Figure Skating competition require that special software work perfectly with the new OS.
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The Battle For Net Neutrality
In February the FCC will propose new rules governing the use of the Internet. The battle fronts are blurred but the stakes are high: Who will control how we access this vital link to our digitized world?
Craig Aaron, President and CEO of FreePress joins us to describe what is at stake in this epic battle for free flow of information over the Internet. His organization has taken up the consumer banner with a passion in this battle against private monopoly interests bent on restricting the flow of information and the development of innovation in order to promote their own profit goals. We the people need someone looking out for us. Enter FreePress
The Auto Show is in full swing with some amazing, ground breaking things happening right on the show floor, e.g. a company is printing a car or most of its parts right there! (Local Motors) And soon learning your dashboard may be as easy as using your cell phone.(Apple Car Play)
Hour 2 Answering Listener Questions
Guest experts Pepijn and Anne Bruienne share the story of an international romance on an IRC channel that led to their marriage. Their son Jack (9) reveals his precocious passion for Minecraft and programming languages.
Paul Sr.’s DVD/CD drive kept disappearing from his Vista computer every time that he would plug a USB thumb drive in. Pepijn found the solution on a Microsoft Mr. Fixit solution at KB 314060.
A listener from Inkster wanted to know where to recycle old computer equipment. This led to a full discussion about the steps needed to do that and two recommendations for places that you can go to recycle:
- Global Electric Electronic Processing Website about recycling in Michigan
- Global Tech Ministries: Charitable organization that takes used computers, refurbishes them for schools and missions in the US and overseas.
A listener wanted to know if a 9 year old Gateway computer running XP SP2 could get a boost from putting a new SSD (Solid State Drive) in it. Could a 15 year old Tempest handle a new 12 cylinder V8?
Pepijn Bruienne is a certified Mac Developer as well …Read More