Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott, Richard Campbell, and Leo Laporte

Feb 14th 2024

Windows Weekly 868


Sudo for Windows, new FTC complaint, Mozilla refocuses

Records live every Wednesday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
Category: News

On this spicy episode of Windows Weekly, Paul, Leo, and Richard try to pronounce "Sudo," watch an expensive Copilot ad, marvel at big Arm revenues, discuss the latest in internet browser news, and debate the FTC's motivations as they go after Microsoft once again!

Windows 11

  • Big changes in Insider, with Canary and Dev moving to the same 24H2 builds
  • Windows 11 is going to get its AI moment this year
  • With the announcement of 24H2, does that mean nothing big mid-year as rumors suggested?
  • Patch Tuesday arrives. Copilot moves to the right of the system tray after 10 seconds of testing
  • Brave ships its browser on Arm in stable
  • Windows will likely get an AI game upscaling feature


  • Report: Azure is allegedly 2/3rds the size of AWS by revenue, thanks to AI
  • Microsoft Bing and Edge avoid the EU DMA
  • Google Gemini officially replaces Bard
  • Grammarly lays off 230 to focus on AI
  • Mozilla scales back dramatically, will focus on AI in Firefox
  • Arc Sync comes to Arc on Mac only


  • Google One surpasses 100 million users. New AI tier is coming to take on Copilot Pro
  • Arm revenues are in. Look at those margins!
  • Notion acquires Skiff. Ladies and gentlemen, the Notion Office is coming
  • .NET 9 Preview 1 arrives. Are annual updates too much?


  • Xbox says it will come clean on its strategy
  • The FTC claims that Xbox layoffs violate the terms of its Activision Blizzard acquisition promises
  • Microsoft tells the court that the FTC is wrong on multiple levels
  • There’s a new Xbox system update
  • Sony doesn’t meet its quarterly PS5 sales target, will miss its annual target, and the PS5 is falling off a cliff
  • Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic Games. “F U, Apple!”
  • Flight Simulator jumps the Minecraft Shark

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the Week: Microsoft PC Manager - Avoid at all costs
  • App Picks of the Week: DuckDuckGo browser, Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Devices for Windows
  • RunAs Radio this week: Maximizing Metadata with Emily Manicini
  • Brown liquor pick of the week: Starward Pedro Ximenez Cask

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