Don't be surprised if the other version of Windows 8 -- you know, the one that doesn't run on Intel chips -- stumbles out of the gate.
We got a taste of this on Friday when Hewlett-Packard confirmed that it won't offer a Windows RT tablet
I heard about these issues in May when a little birdie told me about problems with RT and Qualcomm and Texas Instruments
at PC makers. And I wrote at the time (May 15) that HP's Qualcomm-chip based tablet "may not happen this year."
(So, just to be clear. The RT version of Windows 8 runs on ARM chips from Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments and will not have the backward compatibility of Intel-based Windows 8.)