Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 23:26 UTC
Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 ARM: "We have the advantage of the incumbency, advantage of the legacy support. Not just in terms of applications but devices." Yes, because the lack of their favourite Windows applications was really a massive hurdle for Apple and its ill-fated iPad effort from a few years ago. Anyone remember that thing?
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Re: the iPad dig
by MechaShiva on Fri 11th May 2012 00:36 UTC
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I don't think it's something you can dismiss with throwaway comment like that. The iPad, for all intents and purposes, was a new device and Apple wore that perception like a badge. Microsoft, on the other hand, is trying to extend the Windows brand to devices where there really is no logical connection.

In this regard, Otellini is spot on. A Windows device without any connection to Windows legacy software is a Windows device in what way? Familiar usage patterns, familiar software? If Intel has/will have ultra low power chips that can run Windows proper in a similar form factor to the iPad, Windows RT is dead in the water.

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