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