Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2013 14:48 UTC
Windows Tom Warren: "While Intel is trying to keep the Windows tree healthy, Microsoft is hoping that the leaves don't start to drop off before its own family of Surface devices are fully ready. Redmond isn't 'priming the pump' here, it's planting seeds for the future. If Microsoft is successful then it could be the world's biggest Windows OEM in just a few years. The future is Surface." You just have to look at the difference in build quality and supplied software between OEM devices and Surface even though Surface is cheaper to realise that the age of Windows OEMs is coming to an end. The writing's on the wall, and the OEMs know it: there's no future for them in Windows.
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the future for OEMs is open source?
by project_2501 on Sun 13th Jan 2013 15:07 UTC
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So does this mean that the only safe option for OEMs is to "add value" to stuff that won't get taken away from them, and from which they are free from extortionate licensing and crippling terms and conditions.... open source?

2013 is the year of the open source OEM?

I've already heard that OEMs are finding even Android too painful and are looking at even more libre platforms.

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