In a rare opportunity for readers of The Seattle Times, top Microsoft executive Jim Allchin will answer their questions about Windows Vista...


In a rare opportunity for readers of The Seattle Times, top Microsoft executive Jim Allchin answered your questions about Windows Vista, the company’s new flagship operating system.

Allchin has led Windows development for most of his 16 years at the Redmond software giant and will retire after Vista becomes broadly available Jan. 30.


The live question-and-answer session was hosted by Times technology columnist Brier Dudley.