Our intrepid hosts, Mike and Allen, reach double-digits via a revisit of Windows 7 with Microsoft MVP Todd Girvin who has been beta testing since early 2009. Todd provides us with experience reports on some of the features we covered in Episode 7 and fills us in on a few we missed as well.
- Virtual PC: http://microsoft.com/virtualpc
- Booting Win 7 from a VHD: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/LessVirtualMoreMachineWindows7AndTheMagicOfBootToVHD.aspx
- SlySoft’s Virtual Clone Drive (was by Elaborate Bytes): http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
- Wikipedia page with Windows key shortcuts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_key/
- The Dallas C# Special Interest Group: http://www.dallas-csharp-sig.com/
- Todd and Chris Tullier’s Workshop at PDC: http://microsoftpdc.com/Sessions/Developing-Quality-Software-using-Visual-Studio-Team-System-2010
- Todd Girvin (@tmgirvin): http://tmgirvin.com/
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Episode 7 takes Allen and Mike on a bit of a detour. With Snow Leopard just released and the Windows 7 release available to partners, we take a tour of the new features of each with fellow Improver Leo Sakhvoruk. The feature lists are long and so is this episode.
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- Snow Leopard Features
- Snow Leopard and Win 7 compared
- Windows 7 Features
Links to sources:
- Photoshop problems: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/512/cpsid_51229.html
- Apple’s info on SL changes: http://www.apple.com/macosx/refinements/
- A bit of detail on the services menu changes and how to take advantage of them: http://www.macosxautomation.com/services/
- A very long Ars Technica review of SL: http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2009/08/mac-os-x-10-6.ars
- MS’s feature list: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features
- Notes on enterprise adoption (BitLocker info): http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid192_gci1360566,00.html
- Info on video memory: http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=645&pgno=3
- A (somewhat old) article on backward compatibility promises: http://gizmodo.com/5070219/giz-explains-why-windows-7-will-smash-vista