Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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RE: They are part way there
by vivainio on Sat 31st Jul 2010 19:41 UTC in reply to "They are part way there"
vivainio
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If Windows tablets (or slates as Balmer calls them) take off running Windows 7 I forsee corporate IT Departmens loading them up with crapware just like the guy on the train's PC.


I expect this to happen as well.

However, I believe the "corporate" tablets should have a hyperspace/splashtop like "lite" version on unencrypted partition, for use on situations as you describe.

OTOH, it's possible to make a locked down windows tablet secure by using the same mechanisms as phones use these days - restricted boot loaders and DRM in the kernel (that could, for example, only allow running signed software).

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