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  • ideal_invst ideal_invst Mar 28, 2013 7:35 AM Flag

    Microsoft to merge Windows RT into next-generation Windows OS

    Comes from Digitimes, take it with a pinch of salt...

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    Microsoft will no longer launch products under its Windows RT line and will instead merge the product line into the software giant's next-generation Windows, codenamed Blue, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

    Although the PC supply chain had pushed the Windows on ARM (WoA) platform aggressively, the Windows RT's name, which has misled most consumers into believing that the operating system is able to support all existing x86 Windows programs, the lack of apps, as well as compatibility issues have all significantly damaged demand.

    The next-generation of Windows is expected to make its first appearance at the Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2013, hosted from June 26-28 in San Francisco, the US.

    The sources believe that Wintel PC demand is likely to drop significantly before Intel and Microsoft's next-generation products show up in the second half of the year.

    digitimesDOTcom/news/a20130327PD216.html

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    • aulus_vitellius_germanicus aulus_vitellius_germanicus Mar 28, 2013 7:39 AM Flag

      One thing is clear: Ballmer is destroying that company.

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      • Aulus Vitellius, (born ad 15—died Dec. 20, 69, Rome), Roman emperor, the last of Nero’s three short-lived successors.
        Where did you go to school?
        Vitellius was the son of the emperor Claudius’s colleague as censor, Lucius Vitellius, who was also consul three times. Aulus himself became consul in ad 48 and proconsul of Africa (c. 61). The new emperor, Galba, appointed him imperial governor of Lower Germany in 68.

        The troops in Germany were not friendly to Galba, and Vitellius won them over with generosity. On Jan. 2, 69, his men proclaimed him emperor, and the armies of Upper Germany, as well as most of the governors of Spain, Gaul, and Britain, soon gave him their support as well. He then led his troops into Italy. Galba had been murdered, and Vitellius’s armies fought the forces of his successor, Otho, at Bedriacum (now Calvatone, between Verona and Cremona). Otho’s forces were defeated, and he committed suicide on April 16.

        Vitellius was recognized by the Senate. He entered Rome in July, sacrificed to Nero, and replaced the Praetorian Guard with his troops from Germany. He did nothing to win over Otho’s troops or those from other parts of the empire, however. When Vespasian was hailed as emperor on July 1, the troops in the Balkan provinces recognized him and invaded Italy under Marcus Antonius Primus. After Vitellius’s troops were defeated in a second battle of Bedriacum (October 69), Vespasian’s brother, the city prefect Flavius Sabinus, persuaded Vitellius to abdicate. The Roman mob joined with Vitellius’s troops to chase Sabinus to the Capitoline Hill. (The temple of Jupiter was burned to the ground during the rioting.) Vespasian’s army, under Primus’s leadership, attacked and entered Rome on December 20. Vitellius was murdered with great barbarity.

      • I agree. Ballmer made a strategic error in diluting their Windows 8 development with Windows RT. The complete focus should have been on providing a bullet-proof Windows 8 touch and traditional platform.

        Right now, Android/Chrome OS is on the cusp of piggybacking its way into laptops and convertibles. As Android/Chrome OS develops more capabilities and features, I think this is going to put the entire Windows franchise at risk in a few years.

 
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