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Comment: Has Intel's Android move wrong-footed Microsoft?

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Dopey
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re: Comment: Has Intel's Android move wrong-footed Microsoft?
Dopey   4/22/2010 3:40:14 PM
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MSFT will die one or another day. And whatever their current dominant position solely in the desktop area, this may be sooner than later. The lack of performance of any one and each one of their product (OS, Severs, Development tools, Desktop applications, etc.) backed by the purported idea to protect legacy vs. optimizing performance will drive MSFT to a deadly end. Current IT budgets that are melting like snow in the sun will push users to look at new paradigm such as doing more with less and turn to vendors that propose such solutions that respect the new green obligation. Fortunately, Intel is able to react and to embrace other solutions that those MSFT proposes for years. Welcome and good luck to Intel moving in the UNIX like world where efficiency and performance does not oppose to productivity. MSFT already lost huge battles such as the Web Server and the Web Application Server (65% of the market share is owned by Linux, Solaris and UNIX like), the public Cloud (that is owned mainly by Google), the search (Google again), the phone (Apple and Google) and the upcoming tablet market (Apple and Google again). Why should MSFT not lose also the desktop business if Open Office like can catch the ball? Why MSFT should even stay with high priced licenses when most of the other is quite free? Why MSFT should stay alive when promoting only new high end CPUs to run its blotted code when all the others try their best to deal with less consuming solutions and efficient code practices? Elephants don't fly and Dinosaurs are dead since a long time! Just my two cents.

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re: Comment: Has Intel's Android move wrong-footed Microsoft?
LarryM99   4/19/2010 11:33:45 PM
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Things seemed relatively simple back in the WINTEL days, but in reality there has always been stress between these companies. Atom tied into a hot Netbook market which was on the way to being dominated by Linux, and Microsoft responded by extending XP beyond it's planned end of life until they could get Windows 7 into place. Intel really wants to get into the smartphone space and Microsoft's current offering there is dying on the vine. Apple is obviously not a possible avenue either given their G4. The only real options for them are to either hope for success for Windows Phone 7 and design wins on it or to hitch to Android's rising star. Inconvenient for Microsoft, but it does not seem like a bad move for Intel.

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CharlieCL   4/18/2010 9:32:45 PM
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A main problem is that Microsoft might have no interests to support Atom with low price Windows 7. Even MS ports Windows 7 to ARM what the price they will charge? $100? That does not make sense.

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Bruzzer   4/18/2010 4:42:35 AM
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