Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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It will all pass.
by bram on Sat 15th Sep 2012 19:28 UTC
bram
Member since:
2009-04-03

Don't worry: it will all pass. Both Microsoft and Intel are digging there own graves here. The last few spasms of two slowly dying former heavy weights.

Currently, it is ARM where it's at. And as far as Operating Systems are concerned: shifting inevitably towards iOS and Android.

Thank you for playing, but your time on top of the hill is over.

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RE: It will all pass.
by WereCatf on Sat 15th Sep 2012 19:41 in reply to "It will all pass."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Don't worry: it will all pass. Both Microsoft and Intel are digging there own graves here. The last few spasms of two slowly dying former heavy weights.


Intel is dying? Wow, can you pass me some of what you're smoking?

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RE[2]: It will all pass.
by bram on Sun 16th Sep 2012 06:48 in reply to "RE: It will all pass."
bram Member since:
2009-04-03

Slowly, yes, because it is in a dwindling sector: PCs.
Even Intel themselves say so:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveschaefer/2012/09/07/intel-slashes-...
ARM on the other hand, is leading in PostPC world.

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RE[2]: It will all pass.
by bert64 on Tue 18th Sep 2012 17:27 in reply to "RE: It will all pass."
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Intel is heading the same way as Sparc, Power, Alpha, IA64 etc...

Might lead in performance, but is catering to a dwindling market, meanwhile a cheaper competitor is attacking from below...

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