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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RE[12]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Lennie on Mon 17th Sep 2012 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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People selling software is just a small part of the business.

Most customers need 1 of both:
1. a commodity solution
2. a custom solution

The commodity software is already available from large open source projects or large proprietary software companies. Or a commodity webbased solution, like

The rest need a more custom solution, for example the enterprises someone mentioned in this thread or small businesses.

This is the kind of work that gets payed by project or by the hour.

Or software for some specialty industry, it is commodity software but only applies to that industry.

Sometimes such industry specific software gets such wide use that the companies that build it have become very large. I assume that is what happend to Autodesk in the case of AutoCAD.

If you are trying to compete with the large companies you are probably doing it wrong.

You wouldn't try start a business for building a new office or desktop operating systems to compete with companies like Microsoft, right ?

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