Originally Posted by blupupher
Amazing how much fail is in this thread. Do people even bother to read the article instead of just the title and posted quip before commenting (apparently not).
This "restriction is only temporary. From the article:
Basically MS wants to make sure they have everything working correctly on release. Once the initial release is over, then they can contract with oter companies.
You're assuming that Microsoft won't just renew the requirement again once it's up which is the likely outcome. The only reason they're attempting this is to limit competition. There's no reason HP, DELL, Toshiba, Samsung, ASUS, LG, Motorola should be limited to just ONE chip-maker...
What do you think they did to OpenGL, Netscape etc? Do you even know the history of Microsoft? Embrace, Extend and Extinguish.