“For the past few months, little noticed by the outside world, a team on Microsoft’s campus has been running tests with one of the swankiest machines ever to use the company’s software. Rather than sitting on a desk, this piece of hardware gets parked in a garage. It’s a 2006 Alfa 159, and it represents a new step in Microsoft’s effort to spread its technology beyond personal computers.” My take: Any petrol-head knows that this is like a match made in heaven– taking Alfa Romeo’s notorious track record concerning reliability into account. Note that this is a joke, so easy on the flames, please. I happen to be a great fan of Alfa Romeo (which self-respecting petrol-head isn’t).