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[6]: Comment by The123king
by Drumhellar on Tue 15th Aug 2017 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by The123king"
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ChromeOS is becoming very popular in certain markets (education is a big one), and cost isn't the only thing.

All the things that make ChromeOS popular, Windows S is trying to replicate - management simple enough for a school teacher to administer a classroom of laptops, for example.

Closed ecosystem that prevents people from installing
whatever crap malware they come across (As in, no more installing 20 pieces of garbage along with your free crossword puzzle game) is also a plus.

They also released, at the same time, new management tools geared for schools with small IT departments (or nearly no IT department to speak of) for managing groups of these types of devices.

Schools want this. Hell, students want this - I see a lot of college students with Chromebooks, and Windows S is an attempt to offer the Chromebook experience.

People are buying Chromebooks. They're spending money on them over regular Windows laptops. That means they want them. Windows S is an attempt at providing the Chromebook experience.

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