A timely reality check from Paul Thurrott; see the full post for his take on Apple/Adobe and other memes-of-the-week
Rumors Abound About HP Canceling the Windows 7-Based Slate. Head's Up: They're Only Rumors
Speaking of Tablet PCs, in the wake of HP's blockbuster $1.2 billion purchase of Palm this week, the rumor mill is tripping all over itself to "report" that HP has now canceled its previously announced HP Slate Tablet PC. There's just one problem: The company has said no such thing. A more likely scenario is that HP goes ahead with the Slate and then works concurrently on a version of the device, or a similar device, that runs Palm's webOS. In any event, despite a day or so of "RIP, Slate" stories, this much is clear: HP has yet to say anything about changing its plans for that device. When and if it does, I'll be sure to report on that.