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[7]: Amusing, but naive
by orestes on Tue 15th Jan 2013 13:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Amusing, but naive"
orestes
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Very few would make their software OS agnostic, aside from the ones who go web based, because there's very little if any profit in it. The IT world in general would just find a new vendor to standardize on and the lesser players would go right back to being completely ignored.

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