In anticipation of its release of Windows 7 this fall, Microsoft announced some changes to its Starter edition. The Starter editions are popular on netbooks, smaller laptops that cost about $300. Netbooks have become a strong growth segment in computer sales, and most are sold with Starter editions of Windows, which cost less than desktop…More
Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief software architect, sat down for a question and answer session at the Technology Alliance lunch today at the Westin in downtown Seattle.
Ed Lazowska, a computer science professor at the University of Washington, asked questions and took a few from the audience. Ozzie talked about the cloud, netbooks and took a stroll down memory lane to describe the first Internet-ish system he used in 1974.
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We will be liveblogging Microsoft’s third-quarter earnings call tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. so come back, click in and share your thoughts on the tech giant’s report card. Here’s what to look for in the earnings call. Analysts are expecting a weak quarter as the general state of the economy has pressured businesses to pull back…More