13 episodes

Everything PC is a weekly podcast series aimed at South African and global computer enthusiasts. Hosted by Duncan McLeod and Gerhard Pretrorius, season 1 takes a deep dive into the semiconductor industry, with episodes dedicated to AMD, Intel, Nvidia and Apple.

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Everything PC is a weekly podcast series aimed at South African and global computer enthusiasts. Hosted by Duncan McLeod and Gerhard Pretrorius, season 1 takes a deep dive into the semiconductor industry, with episodes dedicated to AMD, Intel, Nvidia and Apple.

    TechCentral announces TCS Legends

    TechCentral announces TCS Legends

    TechCentral, the publisher of South Africa’s leading business technology podcasts, is thrilled to announce the launch of TCS Legends.
    The new show will feature interviews with (and about) some of the leading figures who helped shape South Africa’s technology industry into what it is today.
    As the show’s name implies, we’ll be interviewing leading figures who achieved great things in – and for – the tech sector in South Africa.
    From PCs to IT services and software to telecoms, TCS Legends features some of the leading figures in the industry over the last 30 years.
    With season 1 launching later in February, TCS Legends is a by-invitation-only, editorially driven tech show that builds on TechCentral’s credible, market-leading multimedia productions, including the TechCentral Show (TCS) and TCS+.
    TCS Legends is powered by Mitel. For all your unified communications and customer experience needs, visit Mitel.com.

    • 1 min
    S02E06 - 'The gear we want, the gear we must have'

    S02E06 - 'The gear we want, the gear we must have'

    What's the coolest PC tech in the world right now, the stuff we just have to have, budget be damned?
    In the final episode of season 2 of Everything PC, hosts Duncan McLeod and Gerhard Pretorius try to answer this question by picking 10 of the very best bits of tech available today, from insane monitors, like Samsung's new Odyssey Ark, to AMD's screeching-fast latest desktop processors.
    Basically, the tech we are lusting after right now.
    Everything PC season 2 is sponsored by HP and Microsoft. Until season 3, thanks for watching/listening, and happy computing!

    • 33 min
    S02E05 - 'A window on HP'

    S02E05 - 'A window on HP'

    In this special episode of Everything PC, HP Southern Africa regional director Yesh Surjoodeen and Microsoft South Africa chief operating officer Colin Erasmus are in the studio.
    They join show hosts Duncan McLeod and Gerhard Pretorius for a discussion on what they do best in this show: personal computers, with a focus on Windows 11. HP and Microsoft are sponsors of season 2 of Everything PC.
    In the discussion, Erasmus talks about how Windows 11 has been received by the local market. He also unpacks the 22H2 release, and the new features it brings to PC users.
    Surjoodeen talks about the demerger of HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and the impact that had on the local operations. He also chats about HP’s PC line-up, especially its laptops.
    Erasmus then delves into Microsoft Work Trend Index report, which surveyed companies around the world, including in South Africa, and what it found about workplace trends and the hybrid workforce.
    And being Everything PC, there’s plenty of talk about semiconductors, PC peripherals and plenty more besides.
    Don’t miss the show – and please subscribe if you haven’t already (details below).

    • 55 min
    S02E04 - 'Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac'

    S02E04 - 'Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac, Mac'

    This is the South African technology show all about personal computers. This season of Everything PC is sponsored by HP and Microsoft.
    In episode 4 of season 2, hosts Duncan McLeod and Gerhard Pretorius tackle the world of Mac and macOS. They discuss:
    * What Apple does well and what Apple doesn't do well
    * The benefits and disadvantages Apple's "walled garden"
    * Windows vs macOS
    * Gerhard's view of macOS as a hardcore PC user - spoiler: he's not at all complimentary
    * The poor repairability of Apple hardware
    * Apple silicon: is it better than what's available in the Windows PC world?
    Even if you don't use a Mac, we're sure you'll love this episode.
    And if you do enjoy this content, please subscribe to this show and TechCentral’s other technology shows on YouTube or through your favourite audio platform.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    S02E03 - 'Linux, Linux (almost) everywhere'

    S02E03 - 'Linux, Linux (almost) everywhere'

    This is the South African technology show all about personal computers. This season of Everything PC is sponsored by HP and Microsoft.
    In episode 3 of season 2, hosts Duncan McLeod and Gerhard Pretorius have a look at the world of open-source software and Linux.
    They discuss:
    * The latest tech news
    * Why Linux runs on everything - from toasters to the cloud - except the desktop
    OpenOffice and Libre Office
    * Why Linux mail clients are so poor?
    * How Microsoft learned to love Linux - or did it?
    * Why Windows is becoming more like Linux, and could in fact become a hybrid * Windows/Linux over time
    * Popular Linux distros
    * Why PC makers don't make their own Linux distros
    * Gaming on Linux
    If you enjoy this content, please subscribe to this show and TechCentral’s other technology shows on YouTube or through your favourite audio platform.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    S02E02 - 'The house that Bill built'

    S02E02 - 'The house that Bill built'

    This is the South African technology show all about personal computers. This season of Everything PC is sponsored by HP and Microsoft.
    In episode 2 of season 2, hosts Duncan McLeod and Gerhard Pretorius chat everything Windows and Microsoft. Among other things, they discuss:
    * Does Microsoft still care about Windows?
    * Does the operating still matter?
    * Windows 11 - how is it, and are we getting Windows 12 soon?
    * Does Microsoft really love open source and Linux?
    * Windows as a service and Windows in the cloud
    * Microsoft as a hardware player with the Surface line-up - is it working?
    Don't miss the show, and if you don't already subscribe to TechCentral, please do so.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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