I find that Andrew speaks very clear. Maybe the Australian English is the issue for him.
09:54] - Wintellect Package Explorer
the tool doesn't work in Win8 (you need 8.1) because Windows.Management.Deployment.PackageTypes is not present in Win8.
[03:30] - The Windows 8.1 update process.
but this is the issue Gov. MSFT doesn't give the ISOs to users, so they can't do a clean install.
[22:39] - Pick of the Week: Time Travel Tracing Diagnostic
this is useless to point out without providing the WinDbg extension DLL to us so that we can use it.
[26:11] - Pick of the Week: Nokia 2520
if you want orange use a FirefoxOS phone http://t3n.de/news/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Firefox-OS-Smartphones.jpg
the tablet is also useless, because it still has 16:9 and the ugly Desktop/new UI Mix.
the skydrive option is explained here:
Enable this program to work with SkyDrive files.
Try this setting if the program can't see or open files on SkyDrive. Note: when large files are being downloaded there may be a long delay, with no progress bar reflecting the download.
this is a workaround for the new smart file feature that Larry explained here:
[02:35] - WinDirStat
I like TreeSizeFree much more: http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/
[03:01] - Junctions, Symbolic Links and Hard Links
here are 2 cool tools to simplify it:
[14:58] - Sysinternals Registry Usage (RU)
this tool helped me earlier to see why an user had a slow boot:
so there was a tool which cached the HTML data inside the registry and blows up the ntuser.dat to nearly 2GB. This tool is really nice
Why is there no answer to MagicAndre's question "why is the IDE still so depressing ugly like in VS2012?"?
The upppercase menu text is hard to read. You took away most of the Color, that is like taking away one Dimension. It's that hard to find a particular item when all Icons are gray.
you'll never get answer to negative feedback. They only wanted to be praised for their "cool" product, but criticism is not allowed. This is the typical Microsoft arrogance.
[11:53] - Keep ALL drivers updated to stop Audio glitches - CPU starvation
from the xperf traces I often get from users on msfn.org shows that IRQ sharing (sound card with network or USB controllers) often causes glitches.
[19:00] - Windows 8.1 split screen support
so you're happy to get back a feature that WINDOWS (not this Microsoft Tile 0.1 alpha you relased as Win8) had for 30 years? Simply listen next time to feedback during the original development and don 't act so arrogant like Sinofsky did during Win8 development and ignore every feedback.
[22:40] - Windows 8.1 close vs. suspend swipe-down gesture
yes, the Developer Preview from Build 2011 missed it and the Consumer Preview added it. I saw this question very often, too. Also your "experts" (MVPs) don't know this and ask this in the forums. Like I already told to Gov, communicate this LARGE change with a KB and a larger blog post!
[28:02] - Our Multi-Monitor configurations
no wonder that no one uses VS any longer, because of the ugly UI of VS2012 and 2013. I get a headache after seeing the UI for 1 minute.
[00:00] - Nintendo legacy
I was a Sega guy . I enjoyed Mega Drive with Sonic more than NES or gameboy.
Pokki fixes the ugly Win8 UI by adding a Startmenu back
LibreOffice is a cool Office program:
Looks much better compared to the ugly and unusable Office 2013. 2010 will be my last Office from you.
[13:55] - Microsoft Security Essentials is a great (free) AV solution
no, MSE sucks. With MSE Explorer is sooooooooo slow. All icons pop up with 1s delay in Explorer. This feels like a 486 PC. Look at your WPT videos and here you see the Defender/MSE service on top of the processes which hog CPU and disk The first thing I do in Windows 8 is to completely kill the 5 Defender packages with DISM to get rid of this crap.