PC World Podcast Episode 50: Windows 7, Droid, Acer Aspire One, and Net Neutrality
This week on the PC World Podcast, editors Robert Strohmeyer, Mark Sullivan, Ginny Mies, and Darren Gladstone celebrate our 50th episode with a feisty chat about the Windows 7 launch, Verizon Droid, the new dual-OS Acer netbook, and net neutrality.
First up, Windows 7 launched to the world yesterday, and our opinionated editors break down the event, dish on the OSs features, and lampoon Microsoft's failed attempt to throw a "grass-roots" global launch party. (Seriously, Microsoft, what was this about?)
Ginny Mies gives us a preview of the forthcoming Droid phone from Verizon. Verizon says it iDoes what the iPhone can't. We can't wait to check it out, but in the meantime we do have some details.
Darren Gladstone offers a first look at the new Acer Aspire One D250 netbook, which runs both Windows XP and Android. Do these two great tastes taste great together? Listen in for Darren's first impressions. Plus: Is the world ready for a 3D laptop?
Finally, Mark Sullivan walks us through the controversy over the FCC's long-awaited net neutrality rules and follows the money for an insight into opponent John McCain's motives.