Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 09:31 UTC
Windows "Many PC OEMs are dissatisfied with what Microsoft has done with Windows 8 and the way the company has handled the negative response to the operating system. Privately, one OEM source told me that Microsoft is 'destroying' the PC industry, while another claimed that Windows 8 has 'handed over millions of customers to Apple'. Other OEMs are making their displeasure known publicly. Both Lenovo and Samsung have released Start button replacements for Windows 8." Windows Phone isn't the only thing not catching on. I'm really happy with my Surface RT - warts and all - but there's no denying the response to Windows 8 has been Vista-esque bad.
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I don't see ARM CPUs running heavy tasks in the near future. Even the upcoming ARM64 will probably be much weaker than x86.

A significant portion of the consumer market does not run "heavy" tasks and has no use for such systems. The typical low end x86 system nowadays is way overkill for what they're using their systems for. An ARM based whether Cortex A15 or ARMv8 system would provide enough CPU power. ARM systems will start eating away at the low end market just as Intel GPUs are eating away at the low end market for AMD / NVIDIA GPUs.

The reason Intel GPUs are eating away at the low end market for AMD / NVIDIA GPUs is because the people who are buying the Intel GPUs *AREN'T* idiot gamers like yourself and the people you hang out with. They aren't about to shell out $800+ for a Desktop or Laptop setup with a AMD / NVIDIA GPU when a $300-$600 machine with a Intel GPU will meet their needs just as well.

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