Basically, I just heard that Microsoft was giving away free Intel Galileo boards and I signed up for shits and giggles and did not really expect to be granted one.
Part of the signup process (which I think is still open) is stating what you plan to build with the board. I can't remember exactly what I wrote, but the one thing I do remember mentioning was investigating security related problems and solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. A month or so later and I still find the topic interesting so that's what I'm going to do.
Somebody at Microsoft clearly thought Gnome 3 was a well recieved success.
Having tried Windows 8 Consumer Preview there is a few good features, and lots of bad features.