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[3]: Amusing, but naive
by r_a_trip on Mon 14th Jan 2013 09:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Amusing, but naive"
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There wouldn't be much in the way of consequences. MS going out of business right now, would mean it's assets would be bought by another player and Windows/Office would continue to be made.

Maybe the sudden shock of seeing a computing behemoth falter and wither away would motivate the market to diversify and make software multiplatform and less susceptible to the cycles of whatever third party.

The doomsday scenario of MS going down and all MS software magically becoming non-executable simply won't happen.

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