Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Aug 2017 22:47 UTC

Multiple senior Microsoft officials told me at the time that the issues were all Intel's fault, and that the microprocessor giant had delivered its buggiest-ever product in the "Skylake" generation chipsets. Microsoft, first out of the gate with Skylake chips, thus got caught up by this unreliability, leading to a falling out with Intel. Microsoft’s recent ARM push with Windows 10 is a result of that falling out; the software giant believes that Intel needs a counter to its dominance and that, as of late 2016, AMD simply wasn't up to the task.

Since then, however, another trusted source at Microsoft has provided with a different take on this story. Microsoft, I'm told, fabricated the story about Intel being at fault. The real problem was Surface-specific custom drivers and settings that the Microsoft hardware team cooked up.

What a train wreck for Microsoft. Incredible.

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RE[4]: Comment by The123king
by Drumhellar on Tue 15th Aug 2017 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by The123king"
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If you don't see this, or the new 10 edition that will require extra money to install non store apps;

You mean the edition of Windows that is free to OEMs, with the cost to upgrade being on par with what a regular Windows license costs?

You know, the edition that many customers were SPECIFICALLY asking for leading up to its release?

Oh, so horrible of Microsoft to give people exactly what they ask for. I couldn't imagine a more nefarious move.

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