Microsoft to give Free 'Via Artigo computer' to Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) attendees

Microsoft announced details of its industry keynote at next week's Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), with a special twist. The first 300 attendees at the address by Kevin Dallas (left), general manager of the company's Windows Embedded business, will receive a free Via Artigo computer, says Microsoft. Dallas' address, entitled "Delivering the future, faster," will be […]

Microsoft announced details of its industry keynote at next week's Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), with a special twist. The first 300 attendees at the address by Kevin Dallas (left), general manager of the company's Windows Embedded business, will receive a free Via Artigo computer, says Microsoft.

Dallas' address, entitled "Delivering the future, faster," will be delivered on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 9 AM EDT. According to the company's summary, the keynote will "detail Microsoft's vision for thriving in a connected, service-oriented market."

Via Artigo, is a 5.9 x 4.3 x 1.8-inch mini PC that uses a pico-ITX motherboard and a 1GHz Via C7 processor. The little Artigo (right) will be equipped with 1GB of RAM, Visual Studio Pro 2005, and a 120GB hard drive configured to boot into either Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 or Windows Embedded Standard 2009, according to Microsoft.

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