Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th May 2012 23:26 UTC
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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RE: Re: the iPad dig
by ilovebeer on Fri 11th May 2012 18:05 UTC in reply to "Re: the iPad dig"
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Microsoft, on the other hand, is trying to extend the Windows brand to devices where there really is no logical connection.

So what. They can expand their brand in any way they see fit.

In this regard, Otellini is spot on. A Windows device without any connection to Windows legacy software is a Windows device in what way?

Legacy Windows software has nothing to do with anything. There's no requirement that a new Windows product must support legacy Windows software.

"Windows" is nothing more than the name of a product line. Microsoft decides what's "Windows" and what isn't. They make the rules when it comes to their own products, naming, etc. I think people forget that fact from time to time.

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