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    Exclamation Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...html#tk.hp_new

    This is only for tablets, meaning Android can't be used on it. But, Intel may make ONLY Windows chips for PCs later, shoving out Linux.

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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    Moved to Cafe.

    I figure it will be a chip used it tablets running win8. As far as I recall those would be locked to using Windows only, but time will tell what direction this takes.
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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    It's an X86 chip. It's not that linux can't run on it, but rather as it is now, the kernel won't be able to utilize the chip to its full capacity.
    That and Intel doesn't plan on adding that support for the kernel, any time soon.

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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    Disappointing, but not at all unexpected. The ARM/Android combo represents a huge threat to Microsoft's dominance of personal computing, and we've already seen with the whole "secure boot" thing that they're quite happy to use their relationships with manufacturers to lock out the competition at the hardware level.

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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Disappointing, but not at all unexpected. The ARM/Android combo represents a huge threat to Microsoft's dominance of personal computing, and we've already seen with the whole "secure boot" thing that they're quite happy to use their relationships with manufacturers to lock out the competition at the hardware level.
    Let their treats work and be super succesful. It is time to see MS fall for anti-trust once again.

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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    I'm not going to get too worked up over a crappy Atom chip. But I'm sure it won't take the kernel devs long to get this worked in. Intel's attitude toward Linux is kind of disappointing, though. They've always been big supporters.
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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    Quote Originally Posted by Paqman View Post
    Disappointing, but not at all unexpected. The ARM/Android combo represents a huge threat to Microsoft's dominance of personal computing, and we've already seen with the whole "secure boot" thing that they're quite happy to use their relationships with manufacturers to lock out the competition at the hardware level.
    yeah, i hear that BS about ARM going "on desktop" for several years (although more poeple is claiming that "smartbook" will be usable any time soon... since 2008).
    Can you please provide me with 2 things that Android has to threaten MS Windows on PC? And "Secure Boot" doesn't mean that you cannot boot anything else- you can disable that on PC.

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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    So they're creating a reference design together? I don't see an issue. If anything, it might just be a disadvantage for Intel. As long as there are plenty of other options for Linux/Android, it isn't a monopoly issue. Besides, even Windows is moving to ARM as well. Intel probably just wants to ensure it doesn't get shut out of the tablet picture, by making a processor 'optimized' for Windows tablets...

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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    Quote Originally Posted by szymon_g View Post
    yeah, i hear that BS about ARM going "on desktop" for several years (although more poeple is claiming that "smartbook" will be usable any time soon... since 2008).
    Can you please provide me with 2 things that Android has to threaten MS Windows on PC? And "Secure Boot" doesn't mean that you cannot boot anything else- you can disable that on PC.
    Cause convincing users go to Bios so that the can disable the misleadingly called "Secure" boot is going to be so easy to do.
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    Re: Intel goes for a Windows-only chip

    Quote Originally Posted by vexorian View Post
    Cause convincing users go to Bios so that the can disable the misleadingly called "Secure" boot is going to be so easy to do.
    still easier than convincing users to download and install linux on their desktop computer.

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