Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2013 14:48 UTC
Windows Tom Warren: "While Intel is trying to keep the Windows tree healthy, Microsoft is hoping that the leaves don't start to drop off before its own family of Surface devices are fully ready. Redmond isn't 'priming the pump' here, it's planting seeds for the future. If Microsoft is successful then it could be the world's biggest Windows OEM in just a few years. The future is Surface." You just have to look at the difference in build quality and supplied software between OEM devices and Surface even though Surface is cheaper to realise that the age of Windows OEMs is coming to an end. The writing's on the wall, and the OEMs know it: there's no future for them in Windows.
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RE: OEMs did it to themselves
by tkeith on Sun 13th Jan 2013 16:18 UTC in reply to "OEMs did it to themselves"
tkeith
Member since:
2010-09-01

Well that explains acer and asus, but hp and dell seem to be all in on windows. Hp gave up on webos and dell did the same with android.

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RE[2]: OEMs did it to themselves
by cdude on Sun 13th Jan 2013 18:00 in reply to "RE: OEMs did it to themselves"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

That's why they suffer and will continue to. But then we can be sure all of them realized that meanwhile and are working on alternates.

Why do you think we see this year so many new alternates hitting market? The demand is there. From customers, from investors and from companies like Dell and HP.

The Windows market implodes. A sucking vacuum that takes everything with it missing the jump-off point. HP and Dell may get off, Nokia wont.

Edited 2013-01-13 18:04 UTC

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Dell got burnt by Ubuntu, they have to pay an entire dev team to support their own (badly out of date) fork of Ubuntu because if they use bog standard Ubuntu the drivers break. What we need is one of the companies to embrace and fund one of the BSDs which has a stable driver API so this kind of Mickey Mouse breakage doesn't occur, otherwise all the OEMs are gonna have to get together and just fork Linux away from Torvalds.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1530558/ubuntu-broken-dell...

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Whenever getting buying a laptop, I always makes sure it is a "business class" and has a full intel chipset because of issues exactly like this.

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