Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[4]: ARM
by dsmogor on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ARM"
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> And I quite enjoy the double speak a lot of people use > with regards to Windows 8. Some say it won't sell, no > one will like Metro, it'll cause Microsoft to lose revenue (give me a break) while at the same time decrying the unfair monopoly that Microsoft has and how its going to ensure Microsoft dominates, and how general purpose computing is over

There's not contradiction in this logic, while Win8 may flop in traditional MS turf (esp. enterprise) it makes an interesting tablet offering, a serious treat to Android in ARM tablet space. And that's where it's restrictions may shape hardware standards (ARM PC) to exclude Linux and any other oses for that matter.

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