Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Mar 2014 11:16 UTC
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A large reason for the halt of sales, says the memo, is Microsoft has a "new policy" of not supporting dual-OS products. Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, told us in January that "Microsoft does not want [dual-OS devices] to happen," and now tells The Wall Street Journal that "Google wants all-Android devices" as well.

While I doubt many consumers are waiting for dual-boot devices, I personally would love to have a tablet that boots both Android and Windows 8. It's a shame that's not going to happen.

I do wonder why the policy is proclaimed to be "new". Microsoft has always fought dual-booting products tooth and nail.

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RE[2]: Good riddance
by tkeith on Fri 14th Mar 2014 17:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Good riddance "
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I don't think this story has anything do with what you want. This is about a manufacturer doing it. There are already examples of mobile devices with Dual boot, like my HP touchpad. I'm pretty sure this is possible with Ubuntu as well, not sure about Windows though.

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RE[3]: Good riddance
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 15th Mar 2014 04:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Good riddance "
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Well, obviously, it doesn't. Most stories are never about what I want. If they were, I wouldn't add a comment explaining what I would want.

I have a unusually unhealthy enthusiasm towards operating systems. This is one of the reasons I spend so much time at osnews.

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