Steve Ballmer

Microsoft & HP Get Jump on Apple Tablet


Reports from CES 2010 in Las Vegas suggest Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will announce a new tablet/slate style PC developed in conjunction with HP – in his keynote speech tonight.

As you may recall, Harry McCracken discussed this rumored project in his Technologizer post – last September.

Watch the keynote here

XP Death Much Exaggerated


Reports from the Computex Taipei trade show indicate there are some changes coming in the carefully orchestrated death of Windows XP. The latest Microsoft leak-like announcement, made June 3rd of this week, extends the use of Windows XP Home for low-cost desktops until June 30th, 2010.