It's not the first time they have spoken about this, but now it seems more and more evident that the market in general has overcome the initial years of learning computers, discovering a whole new world of technology and are now more open to different experiences and different OSes that provide for different experiences too, so it makes perfect sense for them to acknowledge this reality and adapt to it.
the company has come to acknowledge that its new commercial reality is a multi-device, multi-OS one – rather than one dominated by Microsoft Windows, which hasn't fared at all well in the mobile computing arena.
"We're right in the middle of yet another transition," Skaugen said. "We're embracing OS choice based on meeting what the market wants."
Originally Posted by zalbard
They forgot MacOS, which is already dominated by Intel hardware.
Well, the article says:
announcing specific and detailed plans to enhance Intel hardware's support
Given that OS X only runs on Intel hardware nowadays (with some discrete GPUs in the mix), I'd say they are already on to that. In fact it was Apple that asked for beefier GPUs, hence how HD Graphics 3000 and later came to be, Intel wasn't planning on such powerful (relative to what they had before) and feature rich (namely QuickSync) hardware.Edited by tpi2007 - 11/22/13 at 4:36am