Submit your questions for Windows' chief

Want to know why you should buy Vista, the next version of Windows? Here's your opportunity to go straight to the source: Jim Allchin, the man behind Vista's development.

On Thursday, editors will be meeting with Allchin, Microsoft's co-president of platform development. You can have the next-best thing to a seat at the table by sending us your questions on Vista, its development and where Windows is headed.

Email your questions to: Include the words "questions for allchin" in the subject line, and be sure to include your full name, occupation and hometown. Please submit questions no later than 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Thursday.

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