Barney's Blog

Blog archive

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


Featured

  • Salesforce Buying Slack for $27 Billion To Bolster CRM Solution

    Salesforce on Tuesday announced the purchase of collaboration software-maker Slack for an estimated $27.7 billion.

  • Dark City Illustration

    The Night the Lights Went Out in the Cloud: Lessons from the AWS Outage

    Last week's AWS outage that broke the Internet showed how critical it is to build applications that can withstand transient failure. Here's what you need to know to design a resilient cloud app (and it doesn't involve multicloud).

  • 5 Steps To Fix Windows Indexing Problems

    The Windows indexing feature doesn't always deliver the correct results of a file search. Here are five troubleshooting steps you can take whenever Windows indexing acts up.

  • Microsoft Adding Simpler Microsoft 365 Admin Center Option for Small Businesses

    The Microsoft 365 Admin Center, used for setting up and managing various Microsoft services, is getting a more lightweight interface designed for "very small businesses," according to a Tuesday Microsoft announcement.

comments powered by Disqus