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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

The source seems to be down...unless something is up with my browser here.

How exactly is Intel distancing itself from Microsoft? The OP quote makes it sound like they are just asking about how they are going to boost Windows 8 sales and maybe criticizing MS about the poor sales thus far. I don't think I'd call that "distancing".

I wish I could get this source to open...google tells me this is the only one though...so I am guessing it isn't real. Heh, thought it really funny to how many news stories and blogs have been written in recent years on Intel "distancing" itself from some other company.

Bah...and then I do a brain dead quote instead of edit...Heh, this is crud that can affect the market here so my brain is kind of focusing on it.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 9/13/13 at 10:39am
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Here's a lesson for Microsoft: pop culture media trends do not translate well into software that is supposed to make the rest of us normal people more productive.
LoL! Cracked me up because it s so true. Maybe they should hire you and kick out their marketing chaps(or whatever department is/was responsible for that).
No idea where these guys in their meetings get the ideas from...
...but on the other side there are a lot of people who seem to like it (without Metro of course)
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Hmm, so Intel also making chips that work well in non PC products/formats that are in a large moment of growth (which ironically also lines up with MS' and its OEM partners current hardware direction) means they're "distancing" themselves from MS and Windows?

What, so intel are supposed to pump a gazillion dollars into researching and developing efficient chips for tablet devices, only to not actually sell them to tablet producing OEMs? Right...

Jesus, this guy sounds like a bad girlfriend or something.

This is the equivalent of someone saying the equal rights movement for African Americans was America distancing themselves from every Caucasian person...........co-existence is a "thing"...
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

Hmm, so Intel also making chips that work well in non PC products/formats that are in a large moment of growth (which ironically also lines up with MS' and its OEM partners current hardware direction) means they're "distancing" themselves from MS and Windows?

this is the flaw in your reasoning. ms's current moves towards non-pc products have been an unequivocal disaster so far and this is where intel sees a growing market. so in essence yes they are to some degree turning away from pc products (which they've been doing since ivy anyway). and pc market=ms considering their share of the post-pc market is almost zilch
Edited by perfectblade - 9/13/13 at 11:26am
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lol

Both MS and intel, along with OEMS have all been heading in this direction as one big (somewhat disorganised) group, although things have finally started to come together.

Just because intels chips are now worthy of performing against ARM in traditionally ARM based products, doesn't mean intel is "distancing" itself......especially when those exact same chips are going in the Windows based hardware too.

If the chips can fit in more hardware, intel is going to put the chips in more hardware.

If a new chip supplier arrives on the scene and OEMs start utilizing it along with Intel and Amd chips, it doesn't mean they're distancing themselves from Intel and Amd.

If anything, intel are distancing themselves from the diminishing returns on spending money to make already underutilized desktop cpus run a couple percent faster.
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If anything, intel are distancing themselves from the diminishing returns on spending money to make already underutilized desktop cpus run a couple percent faster.

This is simply because Intel are using an old design but keep updating it. We see with Bulldozer that a lot of improvements can be made but Intel can't make those same improvements. Also their direction isn't aimed at desktops but mobile.
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Oh no... It's one of these threads again.

"I don't like the MetroUI"
"I don't like where they put the XYZ button"
"It's a touch OS, not a keyboard/mouse OS"
"...."

Okay. Now that we've stated all of those things, let's move onto discussing something of value.
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Oh no... It's one of these threads again.
Okay. Now that we've stated all of those things, let's move onto discussing something of value.

like how it is not only been critically panned but has also been a disaster in terms of sales, as noted in this article?
post #19 of 41
Good for intel if true. Windows 8 felt like IOS to me, trying to force me to do things the way it wanted rather than giving me the freedom to choose. If I have to download classic shell & do a bunch of other crap to make it work like windows 7 then why not just use windows 7? It has been no less stable and no slower than 8. That includes booting and shutdown.
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Good for intel if true. Windows 8 felt like IOS to me, trying to force me to do things the way it wanted rather than giving me the freedom to choose. If I have to download classic shell & do a bunch of other crap to make it work like windows 7 then why not just use windows 7? It has been no less stable and no slower than 8. That includes booting and shutdown.

So you're upset that they forced you into having the choice of installing exactly what you wanted/needed to make it work for you?

Kay.

Windows 8 is more than a start screen tbh. Much more.
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