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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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Sun 13th Jan 2013 21:50 UTC
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It is now really time that the OEMs support another OS, possibly created or improved by themselves. That is especially true after that terrible crap named Windows 8.
There is only one problem. The vast majority of existing software is Windows based.
That is what happens with monopolies.

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RE: Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by zima on Sun 20th Jan 2013 23:59 in reply to "Comment by Anonymous Penguin"
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Maybe monopolies are natural also in OS field... we simply make one player dominant, by the power of standardisation; and ignore the small fries.

Edited 2013-01-21 00:01 UTC

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