Linked by timl on Sun 5th Jun 2011 16:25 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft and Nvidia have an agreement in place that spells out terms relating to a possible acquisition of the graphics and mobile processor manufacturer, regulatory documents indicate. The deal gives Microsoft the exclusive right to match any offer for 30% or more of Nvidia's outstanding shares by a third-party." The agreement appears to be over 10 years old, dating back to the time of the contract for the GPU of the original X-Box. It has likely gained relevance again now that Microsoft allegedly wants to more closely control hardware of tablets running its upcoming Windows 8 OS.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Did you forget about HP's Web OS?

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you forget about HP's Web OS?


Meh, to me that doesn't mean much given that the focus of my 'wrath' was directed at the laptop and desktop market; where vendors outsource something that I would consider a core part of the experience - developing the operating system themselves rather than letting some third party carry the responsibility.

As I've said prior, FreeBSD + a good UI + some tweaks, then create a ecosystem via iWork and iLife clone and you'd get your shelf par the way there of getting out of the 'drive to the bottom' PC market and being able to maintain margins and bring in a reasonable profit each quarter.

Oh well, like I said - I'm happy with Mac OS X, it isn't perfect but nothing in the world is so it is a matter of simply choosing the one that sucks the least for the job that you're intending to use it for ;)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I just find it funny now how Windows 8 looks like its going to be very web OS in nature, and will be used on tablets and pcs. HP is already planning a webos tablet. So they're probably going to use a tablet competitor on notebooks that looks like a tablet OS, but isn't a tablet.

I also use Mac OSX, simply because its what came on the notebook I bought years ago. Its sort of a good idea to have either Mac OSX or windows to use the odd software package that doesn't have a good FOSS alternative.But really, when using it I just curse its non-kde-ness, Snow leopard seems really old and counter productive to my workflow.

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