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Win 8 Hardware Wait

Redmond columnist Mary Jo Foley is all over Windows 8 software. The part of the story she can't quite follow is Win 8 hardware. That's because there really isn't any.

Now I know the OS isn't formerly shipping but it is freely downloadable. And hundreds of thousands of you already have taken the plunge.

Unlike Apple, where the OS is tied to the hardware, Windows is much less engaged. We could have Win 8-ready machines shortly. In fact, the specs are already out. It is the OEMs, apparently, that are dragging their feet.

This is bad news for Win 8 testers who are trying out some pretty solid software on substandard Intel machines. Even worse is the ARM situation -- less is happening there than inside a Kardashian cranium.

What hardware are you using Win 8 on and is it holding you back? Come clean at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/25/2012 at 1:19 PM


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