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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RT is an OEM version
by jefro on Tue 19th Jun 2012 17:05 UTC
jefro
Member since:
2007-04-13

MS is not making an enemy of OEM's. RT is only for OEM use.

I have always been amazed at people. A compare of two cars had one beating the other in every metric used. The one that had a better looking dashboard was declared the winner. People buy what they see. This is why MS and now Apple are so rich. Linux may have good ideas but it will never be the better looking one.

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RE: RT is an OEM version
by Lennie on Tue 19th Jun 2012 19:47 in reply to "RT is an OEM version"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Linux has won in every catagory except desktop/laptop and tablet.

A lot also have a GUI, just take the smartphone or even TV market as an example.

Not that the smartphone market is as big as the PC market yet.

Even so I wouldn't call it a complete failure.

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RE[2]: RT is an OEM version
by Nelson on Tue 19th Jun 2012 19:50 in reply to "RE: RT is an OEM version"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Linux has won in every catagory except desktop/laptop and tablet.


Linux LOST in the mobile phone category. Android is not Linux, it's an abomination of the ideals of FOSS.

The phone isn't fully open, is incompatible with the mainland kernel, and drivers aren't benefiting Linux as a whole.

Unless you count a black box of proprietary hardware and binary blobs as a "Win"

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