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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by Windows Sucks on Mon 14th Jan 2013 12:27 UTC
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It will be interesting to see what Intel does in this situation. Microsoft could become Apple like and be the only one selling Windows in the future, but that means that Intel will lose a lot of business as OEM's move to selling ARM based Android devices etc to make up for lost Windows sales.

In that case will Intel then support another OS (Some form or Linux or something) to make up for the lost Windows sales etc?

I think the next 5 years will tell the new direction of the computer industry. As MS Office becomes more and more irrelevant there will no compelling reason to HAVE to use Windows. Windows will of course stay popular, its what a billion people know, but it wont be the only choice anymore.

Edited 2013-01-14 12:30 UTC

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