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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Yep and look at the guy above you defending Google like a battered wife "Its okay, he was just angry with me"...sigh. I'm really starting to wonder if the future is gonna be Rollerball, a handful of "supermegacorps" that the people worship and treat like fricking ballclubs that they rally around.

I think you would be hard pressed to find ANYBODY that is a big name in FOSS, not Doctorow,nor Raymond, nor RMS, nor Torvalds that would call what Google is doing any different than what MSFT is doing, sure there is a "dev mode" but they make it so damned much hoop jumping and BS that you can't even run a bog standard Linux on bog standard hardware!

Again you want MSFT gone? Fine, personally I'd rather see Ballmer fired and a more open company ala IBM take its place, but whatever. but do NOT cheer when somebody comes along and treats you WORSE than the last guy did! At least with WinBoxes you could take any CD and in under 5 minutes be on your way to installing any OS you felt like. if they all jump on the Google way of doing things its like I said, consoles all the way down and it STINKS. Google "does no evil" my southern behind.

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