Windows 10

November 13, 2014  |  Uncategorized

On the latest segment of Rothman Tech-Tips (#RTT), I interviewed Jason Yates, Live Learning Instructor at Skillsoft. Jason works with an old friend of mine, Michael “MJ” Murphy, and together we did vlogs on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. If you haven’t seen either of those vlogs, check them out. Warning: MJ is quite opinionated on Windows 8 and he’s not shy about expressing his feelings.

For this #RTT, though, Jason and I talked about Windows 10, which is Microsoft’s new operating system (OS); that is, it hasn’t even been released, but since Jason signed up to be part of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, he was able to download Windows 10 before its public unveiling. “Windows 10 takes us back to the core of Windows”, is how Jason described the new operating system. “It’s a mashup of what was good with Windows 8, and what was good with Windows 7”, while referencing his liking of the touch-screen functionality available on Windows 8. The one feature he highlighted on Windows 10 is the comeback of the Start button, which had been previously available on Windows 7 and all other previous versions of Windows. Given the reemergence of the Start button, it will surely have an overwhelmingly positive effect on core corporate desktop users, who were all up in arms about Windows 8 and the lack of the Start button. In a few months, Jason and I will be getting together for another vlog after Windows 10 is released to the general public so we can discuss the differences between the soon-to-be-released version and the Technical Preview version Jason showed on the vlog.

For the #idontcook portion of this vlog, I asked Jason for a restaurant recommendation in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. He mentioned an authentic Thai restaurant named Pok Pok — he’s not the only one who likes this restaurant as it was featured on the popular Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”  On the show, Guy Fieri highlighted their Vietnamese-style Chicken Wings, but Jason mentioned his favorite dish is the Boar Collar.  One quote that Jason used to describe Pok Pok really stood out: “If you like Thai food, not just American Thai food, but street Thai food, Pok Pok is a great place to go.”  As us foodies know, that’s the type of top-notch restaurant recommendation we are looking for here at #idontcook!


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