Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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Shooting themselves ...
by Orionds on Sun 16th Sep 2012 05:56 UTC
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in the foot, if it's true Microsoft pressured Intel into keeping Linux out.

Now, it all depends on the success, or otherwise, of Windows 8 on mobile devices. If Windows 8 performs poorly, adoption-wise, so goes Intel's chip.

Intel knows it's a gamble and they have decided to place their bets on Windows 8 taking into consideration the weight of MS in the computing market place.

It may also be MS's plans to go the Apple way - lock in the users using both software and hardware.

This will be interesting. Time will tell.

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