Windows Weekly

Dec 5th 2018

Windows Weekly 598

Giant Hairball of Code

Edge vs Chromium, Windows Lite
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Category: News

Edge vs Chromium

  • Is Microsoft about to switch rendering engines in its Windows 10 browser?
  • Is this a good thing or bad thing for 1. the industry; 2. developers; 3. users (Yes, yes, and yes; let's debunk some myths.)
  • Will it still be called Edge?
  • Will it look/work like Edge does today? What about extensions, etc.?

Windows Lite

  • Windows RT failed. Windows 10 S Mode failed. Can Windows "Lite" succeed?
  • Our guesses about how Windows Lite fits in with WCOS
  • If this isn't called Windows, what should/might it be named? ("Yoghurt"? "DillyDally"?)

Related to these two topics, we need to talk about Terry Centaurus: The dual-screen successor to Andromeda

  • If at first you don't succeed in landing a dual-screen pocketable device, should you try, try again?
  • Microsoft is working on another attempt to take on Chromebooks with Centaurus

Xbox + Surface futures

  • Brad drops a bombshell about the future of Xbox and for Surface too

Microsoft Connect roundup

  • Microsoft open sources WPF, Winforms and WinUI
  • Microsoft releases public preview 1 of Visual Studio 2019
  • Microsoft open sources the ONNX inference engine
  • Azure Machine Learning is now generally available

Microsoft v. FCC

  • The FCC says that most Americans have access to broadband. Microsoft says that's not even close to reality.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: You can once again download the Windows 7 and 8.1 ISOs. But…
    • Plus: Yes, Bootcamp still sucks
  • App pick of the week: Typora
    • Plus: Google Arts & Culture mobile app adds a cool AR Vermeer experience
  • Enterprise pick of the week: CNAB
  • Codename pick of the week: Chromium
  • Beer pick of the week: Collective Arts Ransack the Universe

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