Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st May 2011 20:37 UTC
Windows As you all know, Microsoft is hard at work making sure Windows 8 runs well on tablets, including a completely new, Windows Phone 7-like Metro user interface. Another similarity between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7, apparently, is that Microsoft will be controlling the hardware experience rather tightly. This all comes from Acer CEO J. T. Wang.
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quality release required
by danbuter on Tue 31st May 2011 20:45 UTC
danbuter
Member since:
2011-03-17

The iPad has a huge lead right now, and if the first Win8 tablet is a cheap piece of crap, the OS will be written off with no fair trial. Microsoft is well aware of this, and wants to prevent it from happening.

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RE: quality release required
by unclefester on Wed 1st Jun 2011 06:07 in reply to "quality release required"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Nope. They will see in the tens of millions as long as they are cheap enough. It doesn't really matter how crappy they are.

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RE: quality release required
by graig on Fri 3rd Jun 2011 15:31 in reply to "quality release required"
graig Member since:
2010-09-18

cheap crappy hardware is the reason i switched to a mac. every single pc i have bought recently has just stopped working. bought an acer, motherboard died> less than a year. bought a dell either the motherboard or the processor failed after like 2 years. so i figured i would get a mac.

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RE[2]: quality release required
by Kivada on Sat 4th Jun 2011 04:57 in reply to "RE: quality release required"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

As a user of both, posting from a 2002 G4 PowerMac running Ubuntu 11.04, I'll say that X86-64 hardware runs a whole hell of allot better when you DIY a box around a decent quality solid capacitor mobo without intergrated graphics, a really good PSU, a really good after market air cooler and a half and a half decent lower mid range GPU.

Though I think that list will be changing a little now with AMD having decent OSS drivers, a realy fast sounding IGP on the CPU and is getting mobo manufacturers to release boards running Coreboot.

The times, they is a changin', and things are starting to look very interesting for AMD and Linux in the coming years.

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