Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jun 2008 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The NextGen PC Design Competition is a competition set up by Microsoft to allow people to design their idea of the next generation computer. "Influence tomorrow's digital lifestyle with your vision of the Next-Gen PC. Change the way people pursue their passions by designing the ultimate Next-Gen Windows-based PC. Give them everything they need to do what they love, easily, powerfully, and enjoyably. Introduce the Next-Gen PC. It's your design."
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ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

Almost any computer today that will run Windows will run Linux, it's not 1999.


But not any computer that runs linux will run windows, which I think was the point of the parent regarding limitations on the pc design (not only about linux though, just any other non-windows operating systems).

Edited 2008-06-18 14:43 UTC

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

But not any computer that runs linux will run windows, which I think was the point of the parent regarding limitations on the pc design (not only about linux though, just any other non-windows operating systems).


I don't think that was his point at all. I think we was just cranky that MS was sponsoring the event, and that the "Next-Gen" PC that the contest is about is running Windows.

Designing a computer that will only run Linux is just as bad as designing a computer that runs Windows. I like choice, and I try to buy stuff that gives me the widest range of choices. Buying a computer that can run Windows usually gets me one that will also run Linux, BSD or even a hacked OS X

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ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

I didn't mean being limited on what operating systems you can use, but the capabilities of the OS of choice itself limiting the design.

Then again if they meant "windows" as in some imaginary not yet developed windows version, then it would indeed not matter.

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