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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Interesting.
by Windows Sucks on Mon 14th Jan 2013 12:27 UTC
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2005-11-10

It will be interesting to see what Intel does in this situation. Microsoft could become Apple like and be the only one selling Windows in the future, but that means that Intel will lose a lot of business as OEM's move to selling ARM based Android devices etc to make up for lost Windows sales.

In that case will Intel then support another OS (Some form or Linux or something) to make up for the lost Windows sales etc?

I think the next 5 years will tell the new direction of the computer industry. As MS Office becomes more and more irrelevant there will no compelling reason to HAVE to use Windows. Windows will of course stay popular, its what a billion people know, but it wont be the only choice anymore.

Edited 2013-01-14 12:30 UTC

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RE: Interesting.
by chithanh on Mon 14th Jan 2013 12:55 in reply to "Interesting. "
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2006-06-18

It will be interesting to see what Intel does in this situation.
You can already see what they are doing. Intel is desperately trying to get into the smartphone business.

Intel's initial plans to become big in mobile went poof when Nokia dumped Meego and went for Microsoft. Now they are trying again with Samsung and Tizen, and their developers have to suck down a lot of abuse for it.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIwMDU

But there is no alternative so Intel keeps coming back. How well this is working out you could notice in 2012, when Qualcomm passed Intel in market cap.

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RE[2]: Interesting.
by Windows Sucks on Mon 14th Jan 2013 13:05 in reply to "RE: Interesting. "
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2005-11-10


Intel's initial plans to become big in mobile went poof when Nokia dumped Meego and went for Microsoft. Now they are trying again with Samsung and Tizen, and their developers have to suck down a lot of abuse for it.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIwMDU


Yeah I don't think that Intel will be able to match ARM unless they license ARM. They might as well at this point. :-)

Edited 2013-01-14 13:05 UTC

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