Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Oct 2006 21:09 UTC
Microsoft For more than two decades, Microsoft's software and Intel's processors were so wedded that the pairing came to be known as Wintel. But as that computing era wanes, Microsoft is turning to a new source of chip design: its own labs.
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oh the nightmare
by plague on Fri 20th Oct 2006 01:22 UTC
plague
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2006-05-08

considering what an unstable, buggy, bloated, virus ridden mess Windows is, would you really want a Microsoft created hardware to go with it?

Noooooo thanks... ;)

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RE: oh the nightmare
by brewmastre on Fri 20th Oct 2006 12:13 in reply to "oh the nightmare"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

First let me start off by saying that I am a Mac Zealot ;) That aside. I think it would be great to see Windows running on custom hardware. Finally MS would have some control over what people are putting their OS on. I'm not a control freak by any means, but I do think that control over such things is important. Windows is, as you put it, "unstable, buggy, bloated, virus ridden mess" , and this could finally be their chance to fix that. All other OS's pale in comparison to Windows when it come to hardware support, yes I know Linux and NetBSD will run on toasters, but I mean true hardware support, peripherals and all. Because of this I think they are constantly trying to keep everything running happy no matter what HW you throw at it and it ends up resulting in an OS that is a piecemealed pile of junk. If they only have a few varieties of hardware to worry about, maybe that can focus on the things that actually matter: Stability, security, cutting edge features, the user, etc.

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RE: oh the nightmare
by gubol123 on Fri 20th Oct 2006 13:03 in reply to "oh the nightmare"
gubol123 Member since:
2005-09-12

In other words you are an brain dead user...

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RE[2]: oh the nightmare
by brewmastre on Fri 20th Oct 2006 15:07 in reply to "RE: oh the nightmare"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

at least if you're going to insult me, use proper grammar

a brain dead user, not 'an brain dead user'

And no, I enjoy all OS's not just OSX. Windows could be a great system if they would just a have a little better grasp on what is going on in the computer industry. OSX and Linux and years ahead of Windows because MS is too busy keeping up with hardware changes to be able to focus on whats important. Maybe some new hardware would be good for them. And you know it wouldn't take long for Linux to run on it

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