The TR Podcast 23: Windows 7, the end of the giveaway, and the real Geoff Gasior

Date: Nov 1, 2008

Time: 0:58:08

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski, Adam Eiberger, Matt Butrovich

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Show notes

Clocking in at under an hour, our shortest episode ever still manages to pack a punch. TR biz guy Adam Eiberger starts us off with a quick recap of our recent Acer Aspire One netbook giveaway. We reveal both the winner (for those that haven’t read the news) and the official answers to our three entry questions. Geoff, Cyril, Jordan, and Matt have a little round-table chat about the fresh Windows 7 news coming from PDC2008. Cyril follows up by sharing first impressions of his new MacBook, after which Geoff summarizes his thoughts on Western Digital’s latest Caviar Green hard drive. Finally, the podcast gets up close and personal as Jordan quizzes Geoff about his childhood, likes and dislikes, and non-tech hobbies.

Send in listener mail, and we’ll answer on the podcast. – jdrake@techreport.com

Tech discussion:

    Windows 7 story roundup (0:06:55)- Story 1Story 2Matt’s blog post

    Cyril talks about his new MacBook (0:28:52)- Read more

    Western Digital’s latest Green hard drive drive (0:37:12)- Read more

    Will the real Geoff Gasior please stand up? Editor biography (0:42:23)

That’s all, folks! Check back on November 8 for the next TR podcast.

Comments closed
    • Veerappan
    • 11 years ago

    Yikes Geoff. I was listening to the endurance racing part of the podcast and found the 2005 24 hour results on cyclingnews… that’s a lot of kilometers on a mtb.

    Now I’ve got an even higher goal to shoot for next season. 🙂

    • ssidbroadcast
    • 11 years ago

    Hey Cyril,

    I hear ya on the OS X Dock having those blue application lights being hard to see, but there is an app out there that lets you easily swap your dock for something better looking/more functional. It’s called CandyBar.

    §[<http://www.panic.com/candybar/<]§ Pick that up.

    • Pax-UX
    • 11 years ago

    Enjoyed the show!

    One of the biggest hurdles for companies rolling out Windows 7 is the upgrade cost & their older PCs, since they’re such a low spec they can’t run the OS effectively. Vista Basic was meant to be that version of the OS, so it will be interesting to see if Win7 also gets a Basic option. Normally it’s when PCs go end of life & its time to buy new computers do the upgrades happen. But with the slowdown in the economy I can’t see big businesses investing into computers when IT is seen as a cost center and doesn’t generate profit for the company. The managers I’ve talked to about this don’t see why XP needs replacing and it’s only the MS threat of support going end of life that concerns them. System roll outs are a massive headache; it’s something nobody wants to do. Even rolling out a Service Pack is a big deal.

    • SnowboardingTobi
    • 11 years ago

    Could you guys can add volume control to your podcast player embeded on the web page?

    • Saribro
    • 11 years ago

    damn, forgot to press “reply” 🙁
    (ps: no delete function?)

    • End User
    • 11 years ago

    “OS X” is pronounced “OS ten”.

      • mbutrovich
      • 11 years ago

      I’ve been waiting after the last few podcasts for someone to point that out.

        • ssidbroadcast
        • 11 years ago

        I know it’s pronounced “Ten” instead of “X” but for some reason I can’t stop calling it “X”

        • derFunkenstein
        • 11 years ago

        If you can’t even get the name of a product right, why would I listen to the podcast? (not that I’ve listened enough to even know you’ve been mispronouncing it)

      • Forge
      • 11 years ago

      Unless we choose to say it ‘oh ess ecks’.

      Do you flip out when folks say ‘scuzzi’ instead of ‘ess see ess eye’ as well?

      Find something meaningful to whine about.

        • ssidbroadcast
        • 11 years ago

        Ooo! Nice! I forgot about SCSI.

        • End User
        • 11 years ago

        It has been 9 years since it was released. It takes you that long to get your head around the name?

      • Prototyped
      • 11 years ago

      I prefer “Oh, sex”. (And I’m not even an Apple fanboy, and I don’t use OS X either. But yeah, even I know it’s pronounced Oh ess ten.)

      • UberGerbil
      • 11 years ago

      By tradition, all Unix-derived OSes have at least two letters from the set { u | n | i | x } in their names. The only way OSX can carry on the tradition and claim the lineage is if you pronounce the last letter as a letter, not as a number.

      Roman numerals are so MM-th century anyway.

    • bogbox
    • 11 years ago

    I bet Scott is working at Nehalem review. Tomorrow will be the N day.

    • dragmor
    • 11 years ago

    I’ll add the drums in post 🙂

    • Forge
    • 11 years ago

    Childhood, eh?

    I didn’t know they had those in Canuckistan. I’ll try to find time to listen, as usual.

    Having this on iTunes is great. It constantly reminds me that it’s deleting old ones and I SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THEM FIRST. Thanks Uncle Steve. Nag me about my smoking, too.

    Getting it down to one hour is a good thing for me, thanks.

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