Reply to post: Re: Windows RT

Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud

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Re: Windows RT

Possibly true. I think the difference this time is that they are not fighting with WebOS or Ubuntu, they are going up against Google. Google has their OSs on way more end user devices than Microsoft. The first Chromebook 2-1 built for Android apps came from Samsung. Samsung does tens of billions of business with Google OSs every year and tens of millions in business with Microsoft. If push comes to shove, they'll take Google and it isn't a difficult decision.... I don't think HP, Dell really care what MSFT does to them anymore. Not after Surface. They look at MSFT as a competitor and are looking for a way out. The OEMs get, I think, that Windows is a losing business model for them. It would be declining and low profit in any case, but on top of that MSFT has decided to directly compete with them.

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