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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Xenon...
by fluffybunny on Fri 20th Oct 2006 01:55 UTC
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2005-10-05

The xbox360 microprocessor is just the first step for them.
I think it's high time that all the other vendors start going in to MS's teritorry by creating operating systems to go against MS Windows.

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RE: Xenon...
by BluenoseJake on Fri 20th Oct 2006 15:12 in reply to "Xenon..."
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2005-08-11

That's a great idea, nobody has ever tried that before.....

Seriously, lots have tried, no one has succeeded, it's not because of lack of effort or technical reasons, it's because of Windows coming on every new PC, the integration with office, and it's compatibilty with older apps, not to mention the anti-competitive behavior MS has shown in the past.

OS X is a great OS, for example, but it has never gotten over 10% marketshare, because people believe it is so different and won't run what they need, even though this is not actually the case

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