Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Jan 2014 19:44 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry's efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas may be the launching pad for a new push - a new brand of computer that runs both Windows and Android.

Sources close to the matter tell The Verge that Intel is behind the idea, and that the chipmaker is working with PC manufacturers on a number of new devices that could be announced at the show. Internally known as "Dual OS," Intel's idea is that Android would run inside of Windows using virtualization techniques, so you could have Android and Windows apps side by side without rebooting your machine.

I'm going to make a very daring prediction, that is sure to send ripples across the entire industry: this is not going to turn the tide for the PC.

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by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 4th Jan 2014 13:57 UTC
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I'm going to make a very daring prediction, that is sure to send ripples across the entire industry: this is not going to turn the tide for the PC


I can see only 2 possible outcomes:
1)The PC dies, replaced by phones and tablets. But offices and business still need PCs.
2)Somebody totally new comes along and replaces MS Windows with something totally new (not Android). This one would be the ideal solution, IMO.
Personally I use OS X on a 17" MacBook Pro, but considering that I am never going to buy a 15" MacBook Pro for 3000 euro, and even less a recycle bin (the so called Mac Pro) for 4000 euro, this is also a temporary solution.

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