We have a winner for the HP HDX Dragon Entertainment Notebook!

Posted by bink on May 22 2008, 5:47 AM. Posted in Bink.nu Site News.


The winner is

Sean Berens


The two runner-ups will receive a gift too!

Carlos OliveiraLuca Difino

Thanks all for joining this contest, thanks to HP and Buzzcorps for letting Bink.nu participate in this campaign.

Here are the winning answers, which are actually questions [8-|]


What product manager of Microsoft would you like Bink.nu to do an interview with?

I think Ben Armstrong the Program Manager for the Core Virtualization Team should be interviewed.

Why this product manager?

Virtualization technologies are now becoming a hot topic of Enterprises and SMB's all over the world and I feel this gentleman can shed more light on the direction Microsoft is taking.

What two realistic questions you would like to see asked?

1- Microsoft has a number of different virtualization technologies, VirtualPC, VirtualServer, Hyper-V, and Application Virtualization (SoftGrid). Is there anything in Microsoft's virtualization technologies that will get everyday users, Moms and Dads, using virtualization? Ie, Will we be seeing virtualization used as another security layer for users when running things like IE and Outlook to sandbox these applications so potentially unwanted applications from web pages and email cannot infect or alter the users OS experience?

2- There a number of non-Microsoft virtualization technologies, some of these technologies allow users to boot a small kernel and launch a virtual image (VHD) in what appears to the user as a host OS. The benefit of this is the user is able to run this selected VHD without the loss of resources of the Host OS. Based on the MS Hypervisor, I understand that we could lose the functionality of the worker processes normally running on the Host OS (Primary Partition) for things like snapshots and saving state, but if the loss of this functionality is desirable to gain the ability to 'boot' this VHD. Do you envision Microsoft providing a solution for this type of scenario?


Again congratulations Sean! Now I need to do my part and try to get your most voted on questions answered!


NEOWIN has started their contest too!