Gates keynote: watch this space

[intro] Bill Gates keynote: two hours and counting [/intro] We're just over two hours from the start of Bill Gates' CES keynote, at which he's may a

[intro] Bill Gates keynote: two hours and counting [/intro]

We're just over two hours from the start of Bill Gates' CES keynote, at which he's may announce that Vista was one vast wind-up, and that the UMPC was an internal joke that actually made it into production.

In the real world, he's more likely to whisper some new XBox 360 magic in our ears (wouldn't you, with PS3 at your door?), and we wouldn't mind an injection of energy into the Vista launch (after such a tiresome wait, surely we deserve at surprise... and Apple's Leopard is prowling around the corner).

Anyway, we'll be reporting live from the event, assuming that the dodgy wireless in the Venetian Hotel in Vegas holds up.