Linked by David Adams on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:36 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Windows As of today, Microsoft won't allow manufacturers to install XP on new netbooks," says blogger Kevin Fogarty. "That doesn't mean corporate customers who special-order hardware with XP won't be able to get it, or even that its market share ( 60 percent!) will drop any time soon.... It just means XP has taken the first babystep toward obsolescence and the long (really long, considering its market share) slide down toward the pit of minor operating systems like the MacOS X (4.39 percent) , Java ME (.95 percent) and "Other" (which I think is an alternative spelling for "Linux" (.85 percent).
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RE[2]: Maybe an overdue step
by nt_jerkface on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 18:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Maybe an overdue step"
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especially seeing as how the promised ARM-based netbooks are so much vaporware.

A big part of that has to do with Flash being delayed for ARM. The ARM cpus of the last few years have also been overhyped. The Cortex A9 is the real deal though.

I think it is interesting that MS is betting on ARM for WP7. The mobile world is certainly a weird one given that Intel plans on using a Linux distro to push their Atom cpus.

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