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Intel Intel CEO Paul Otellini on Windows 8 x86 and Windows 8 ARM: "We have the advantage of the incumbency, advantage of the legacy support. Not just in terms of applications but devices." Yes, because the lack of their favourite Windows applications was really a massive hurdle for Apple and its ill-fated iPad effort from a few years ago. Anyone remember that thing?
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Metro designed to sell ... Microsoft
by cjcox on Fri 11th May 2012 14:13 UTC
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Let's face it.. Microsoft as the ultimate services platform just isn't there. People don't use Microsoft for everything... and a lot of it is because Microsoft wasn't 1st to market with an idea, or their implementation was just plain lousy.

Metro works best IF you are riding the whole Microsoft services stack. It's not that you can't use other things... it's just that by defaut, what comes with it is designed to present a very integrated experience IF you are using the Microsoft services stack...

So.. probably just stating the obvious, but one of the things Metro is attempting to do is to bring users back into the Microsoft fold when it comes to Internet based services they offer. And I suppose you can't blame them for trying.

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