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Will ARM Deal Change PC Computing Forever?

Intel and Microsoft have been in the sack together for so long they both have bed sores. Now Microsoft has a new partner with news that the next version of Windows is expected to support both Intel and ARM – maker of tablet and smart phone chips. The end of the Microsoft/Intel duopoly means future Windows devices will turn on faster, be more stable and hopefully offer true utility-style computing.

But some see the new deal as a sign of weakness. And now that Microsoft is pledging a full tablet push, the fact that it is some years behind Apple and even Android will become more clear.

I definitely buy into this logic as the excitement about netbooks has died down like the crowd at a Carolina Panthers home game.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/10/2011 at 1:18 PM


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