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[4]: ARM
by Soulbender on Tue 19th Jun 2012 05:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ARM"
Soulbender
Member since:
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[6]: ARM
by Soulbender on Tue 19th Jun 2012 08:52 in reply to "RE[5]: ARM"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Are you saying that they're not requiring that secure boot can not be disabled on arm devices running windows 8? Or are you saying that their requirement has nothing to do with stifling competition and is instead because...ehm...uh....yeah, why exactly?
Why does MS try so hard to prevent me from using a device I own to run what I want?

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