Linked by David Adams on Wed 18th May 2011 03:11 UTC
Intel Intel has showed a prototype smartphone based on its low-power Medfield processor and said Intel-based phones from "major players" would be in the market next year. Intel has struggled to get its chips into smartphones and tablets, markets that are dominated today by processor designs from Intel's U.K. rival ARM Holdings.
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RE[4]: To Little - To late
by Laurence on Thu 19th May 2011 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: To Little - To late"
Laurence
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2007-03-26


Sorry, I have to clarify -

Microsoft doesn't care much about the kernel either, because it's all abstracted by .net runtime. Of course they want to sell WP7 licenses, but what kernel is underneath doesn't really matter. They could sell "WP8" with Linux kernel if it appeared convenient, the layer that has all the value in the platform is silverlight.

I really don't believe that for one moment.

If that was the case then MS would have done so with WP7 rather than rewriting much of Win CE code base. Or they wouldn't have spend the last 8 years cleaning up the NT kernel.

MS have always cared about owning the complete software stack from the kernel through to web apps.

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RE[5]: To Little - To late
by vivainio on Thu 19th May 2011 11:35 in reply to "RE[4]: To Little - To late"
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2008-12-26

Microsoft does an "extensive rewrite" of their kernel every second month, according to their own marketing.

I don't believe that for a second.

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RE[6]: To Little - To late
by Laurence on Thu 19th May 2011 13:44 in reply to "RE[5]: To Little - To late"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Microsoft does an "extensive rewrite" of their kernel every second month, according to their own marketing.

I don't believe that for a second.


Oh for gods sake there's numerous articles posted on OSNews about MS work to clean the NT kernel and, being a regular on here for some time, you should have read about this before now.

In fact even ignoring current behaviors, you only have to look at Microsoft's past to see examples of my earlier point:
* Borland vs Visual Studio
* Lotus vs Office
* Netscape vs IE
* Java Applets vs ActiveX controls
* Java runtime vs .NET
* Flash vs Silverlight
* OpenGL vs DirectX
* IRC vs Microsoft Chat
* ICQ / AIM vs MSN
...I could go on.

Microsoft have always wanted exclusivity on the entire software stack.

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