Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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if you take into account the explosive growth in cheap, ARM-powered boards that are really only lacking more connectors, some more standardization and neater cases before they could be considered PCs in the same sense as the x86-based ones are.

I don't see any explosive growth in such boards. The CPU in an ARM board or ARM tv stick is how many times slower than a core i7? Maybe 50x?

I don't see ARM CPUs running heavy tasks in the near future. Even the upcoming ARM64 will probably be much weaker than x86.

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