Mary Jo Foley

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Freelance journalist/blogger Mary Jo Foley has nothing to disclose. WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). I do not own Microsoft stock or stock in any of its partners or competitors. I have no business ventures that are sponsored by Microsoft or any of its partners or competitors.

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Microsoft's Courier: May the best OS win

Microsoft's Courier: May the best OS win

When the first pictures and videos of Microsoft's next-generation Courier tablet leaked, I heard from my sources that the prototype in the shots was running Windows 7. New leaks claim it's running some kind of mobile OS based on Windows CE. So, which is it?

March 5, 2010 by in Laptops

2010: The year Microsoft could give the tablet another shot?

2010: The year Microsoft could give the tablet another shot?

GottaBeMobile Founder Rob Bushway has written a good post on the Softies' influence in tablets. Bushway's conclusion was if the Redmondians don't change their ways, 2010 could be the year that Microsoft lost the tablet market. I'd argue Microsoft already lost the first-generation tablet market. Does Microsoft still have a chance at being a leader in the next-gen tablet market?

January 4, 2010 by in Laptops

Will Microsoft port Windows to an Arm-based OLPC laptop?

Will Microsoft port Windows to an Arm-based OLPC laptop?

OLPC chief Nicholas Negroponte is hinting that the OLPC project is leaning strongly toward dumping x86 processors in favor of lower-power Arm-based ones for the next-generation XO-2 laptops. There's one problem: At least as Arm and Windows currently exist, a full version of Windows is unlikely to load on an Arm-based machine.

March 12, 2009 by in Laptops