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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RE: Context please
by Gullible Jones on Sun 16th Sep 2012 15:46 UTC in reply to "Context please"
Gullible Jones
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Umm, LOL?

Even if Windows 8 objectively sucks, vendors are still going to be selling Windows 7 machines for quite a while. Joe User will just fall back to Windows 7. And by the time Windows 7 support ends, Windows NT will probably be well obsolete in favor of Barrelfish or Midori or something.

It's possible that large numbers of people may downgrade or skip over Windows 8, but MS is hardly shooting itself in the foot.

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