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Should Microsoft become an OEM (PC manufacturer)?

YES
5 (38.5%)
NO
8 (61.5%)

Total Members Voted: 13

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40hz

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Re: Should Microsoft become an OEM (PC manufacturer)?
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2008, 10:13:56 AM »
If MS wants to get into hardware+os, like Apple then maybe they'll import linux into their box ;) (just kidding)...

How about going the other way and blow off the OS completely? Maybe 'open the kimono' so all their apps can just be run under Wine?  8) (just kidding...)  ;D

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Re: Should Microsoft become an OEM (PC manufacturer)?
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2008, 10:25:01 AM »
40Hz :
Cloud computing? :-\

40hz

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Re: Should Microsoft become an OEM (PC manufacturer)?
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2008, 11:38:50 AM »
40Hz :
Cloud computing? :-\

Perhaps marginally better than the fog we suffer with today.

Cloud is a mixed blessing. There are some real benefits, and a number of serious downsides to the cloud concept. Here's one good cautionary post:

http://www.guardian....oogleownsyouyourdata

I'll still hold out for the appliance concept. A "good enough" office productivity plug&run device that could replace all those energy wasting "administrative assistant" type office desktops that got installed anytime a company could locate three feet of free open horizontal surface. If nature abhors a vacuum, management hates open deskspace even more..

I just wished they bought a few less PCs - and maybe few more plants or fishtanks. ;)


« Last Edit: October 15, 2008, 11:43:36 AM by 40hz »