Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jun 2012 00:10 UTC
Windows So, the Microsoft announcement - taking place as I write this, 01:45 in my timezone - turns out to be a bigger deal than expected. Microsoft just announced it's going full-on hardware - the company announced a new tablet called 'Surface', and boy, is this thing something to behold. Microsoft's hardware partners? They're not happy right now. Update: Here's Microsoft's official Surface site. I believe someone coined the phrase 'sexy as a succubus' in the comments about Vizio? Stealin' it! Update II: They aren't just taking the iPad head-on - this is a straight-up MacBook Air competitor.
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RE[3]: ARM
by tomcat on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ARM"
tomcat
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2006-01-06

That doesn't make their demands any less anti-competitive and it's obviously an attempt to use their existing desktop "monopoly" as leverage to pro-actively prevent competition in a market where they are currently a minor player.


Sorry, but I call bullshit. Microsoft's desktop monopoly doesn't buy it squat in the ARM market. This tablet won't run any of the desktop software. They're basically starting from scratch here. So, these so-calledm"anticompetitive" effects exist only in your imagination.

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RE[4]: ARM
by Soulbender on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:55 in reply to "RE[3]: ARM"
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2005-08-18

Microsoft's desktop monopoly doesn't buy it squat in the ARM market


Doesn't mean they won't try to use it.

They're basically starting from scratch here. So, these so-calledm"anticompetitive" effects exist only in your imagination.


Yeah, because companies never try to get an advantage over their competition. What reason other than stifling the competition could there possible be for demanding that everyone else be practically locked out?
Security? Yeah, if there ever was something to call bullshit on it's that.

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RE[5]: ARM
by tomcat on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:44 in reply to "RE[4]: ARM"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Doesn't mean they won't try to use it.


Explain how.

Yeah, because companies never try to get an advantage over their competition. What reason other than stifling the competition could there possible be for demanding that everyone else be practically locked out?
Security? Yeah, if there ever was something to call bullshit on it's that.


Again, explain how. Short answer: You can't. Because it's BS.

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RE[4]: ARM
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 19th Jun 2012 21:17 in reply to "RE[3]: ARM"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Sorry, but I call bullshit. Microsoft's desktop monopoly doesn't buy it squat in the ARM market. This tablet won't run any of the desktop software. They're basically starting from scratch here. So, these so-calledm"anticompetitive" effects exist only in your imagination.

Ever hear of this thing called a "trademark"? People are going to see Windows 8 as the newer, better version of Windows 7 and automatically, Microsoft has a large number of people buying it for that reason. Not to mention people who will buy anything as soon as it comes out and then get bored when the novelty wears off. And obviously, a large number of machines will be coming up with Windows, because so many companies are in Microsoft's pockets. It all adds up in Microsoft's favor in the form of raw numbers.

Edited 2012-06-19 21:19 UTC

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