Meg Whitman says HP is big on Windows 8 Some say the former eBay chief executive officer doesn't have the requisite big company experience to run a $120 billion organization like Hewlett-Packard. In a recent interview, Whitman dished on her strategy for reviving the electronics maker and how she's the right person for the CEO job. No boost from Windows 8HP has some of the better-looking Windows 8 machines on sale at the moment, including hybrid units such as the EliteBook 2760p tablet PC, whose laptop screen can be detached for use as a tablet. Back before smartphones became the must-have gadgets, HP actually had a booming iPaq smartphone business and dominated the market. [...] the company let its own devices languish, bought Palm to try to revive it, and then shut Palm down about 18 months later, after lackluster product sales. If there's one guy who would seem to warrant some blame for HP not having a hot-selling tablet or smartphone, it's Todd Bradley, the company's longtime PC business chief. Opportunity in disruptionWhitman boasted about HP's new Windows 8 tablet and about an upcoming ARM chip-based server, pointing to both products as evidence that HP is starting to find spots where it can innovate. Companies will change the way they buy devices and software on a grand scale, and this disruption should provide HP with opportunities.