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Originally Posted by hajile View Post
I think that this says that Microsoft is the one most scared. Microsoft continues to hold a monopoly in laptops and desktops because it is what people know and the expect to be able to install any program they want on them. When a typical computer user is switched to Mac or, even worse, Linux, they expect a Windows user experience (the Windows way) and also expect to be able to use Windows programs.

Smartphones are growing in popularity. Because everyone carries a phone, the market potential is greater than for a computer OS (most families have one computer for everyone but everyone has a different cell phone). People don't expect the Windows user experience nor do they expect to use Windows applications. Most everyone knows that these OS's each have their own app stores and run different programs.

Enter the tablet. It is similar in many ways to a laptop, but because most people have no experience with this form factor, they don't have any expectations at all. With many analysts predicting that these portable devices will take over the job of typical computers in the next ten years, Microsoft is scared that they will cease to be relevant and another company will become the standard (one more reason to hope that the company agnostic Meego platform wins). If Microsoft is to set themselves up as the de-facto experience and lock down the tablet market, they must do so quickly. One of the easiest ways to do so is to port a touch-friendly Windows OS and do what Apple did some years ago: make two versions of each program. If this can be achieved, the only hurdle for Microsoft is for non-Microsoft developers to also compile multiple versions of their programs.
I haven't personally used it.... but would Windows Phone 7 scale up to tablets like Android?
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Wait, iphone 3g and 3gs...ARM processor

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Microsoft is only doing this because apple is hogging Intel.
besides their is a rumor that windows 8 will run on 128-bit processors and if Intel is not ready for it then, Microsoft might have to move on.
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In a ZDnet article it twice speculated about Win8 being embedded. Does that mean what I think it means?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/...ws-on-arm/8320
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First time since the K8 days, Intel is scaried.

AMD has Fusion.
Larabee failed.
Microsoft is supporting ARM.
Intel cannot break into the low-power and mobile market.
I don't agree with this. The windows platform is not the only operating system that runs Intel's market.
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First time since the K8 days, Intel is scaried.

AMD has Fusion.
Larabee failed.
Microsoft is supporting ARM.
Intel cannot break into the low-power and mobile market.
I Remeber when it was a craze... Then AMD and Nvidia just blew them away with the next Gen.
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I haven't personally used it.... but would Windows Phone 7 scale up to tablets like Android?

I think that WP7 could scale to tablet size if a tablet user could see the entire (or most) landscape. If not, everything would be too large. This would be similar to the previews of the Meego tablet UI.

I think that the new interface will be a more touch friendly combination of this and windows 7. I think that there will be fewer (if any) traditional menus and the look of smaller elements (like close or maximize) will be changed to accommodate fingers.

What would be best (for finger based OS's) is a ZUI IMO, but I doubt Microsoft will do something that drastic.





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