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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smart move
by RandomGuy on Fri 20th Oct 2006 09:40 UTC
RandomGuy
Member since:
2006-07-30

MS has a lot of money it needs to reinvest.
It seems they're beginning to see that just throwing
more money at their software development problems
will not solve them.
So they need to spread their business to other areas.

"There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. You know what it is? A virus."

Maybe this move will really benefit them because they
are less likely to suffer from "not invented here"-
syndrom in this case.

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RE: smart move
by BluenoseJake on Fri 20th Oct 2006 15:13 in reply to "smart move"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. You know what it is? A virus."

Humans actually display the same characteristic.

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RE[2]: smart move
by dylansmrjones on Sun 22nd Oct 2006 14:12 in reply to "RE: smart move"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Heh..

"There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. You know what it is? A virus."

&&

Humans actually display the same characteristic.

==

Interesting line of thinking... we're a virus ;) (actually, it does make sense).

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