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will MIcrosoft's sinking drag down Intel ??

Discussion in 'Intel' started by Nomen Nescio, Jun 7, 2012.

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    Nomen Nescio Guest

    many reviewers of Win8 have been very negative.
    even suggesting that Microsoft will drop to a distant
    third behind Apple and Google.
    that the tablets will take over
    there may be a blip as businesses upgrade to Win7 before
    it disappears, then doom
    and ubuntu linux has failed to convert granma
    so sales of the x86 CPU will decline
    what means this for Intel?
    (AMD will surely implode...)
     
    Nomen Nescio, Jun 7, 2012
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    Intel Guy Guest

    And you had to post this through an anonymous re-mailer?

    Odd.
     
    Intel Guy, Jun 8, 2012
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    Trent Guest

    Not really... Trolls love anonymous re-mailers.
     
    Trent, Jun 8, 2012
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    Intel Guy Guest

    But - the post didn't seem particularly troll-ish.

    How much of Intel's business is in some way tied to a Microsoft OS?
     
    Intel Guy, Jun 10, 2012
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    Probably 99%.

    Yousuf Khan
     
    Yousuf Khan, Jun 11, 2012
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    JJ Guest

    LOL... sadly true.

    But Windows 8 is a gamble by Microsoft. If it does suck, it'll suck, and
    people will just keep Windows 7. Microsoft will eventually had to follow
    demands.

    Besides, Windows 8 is more focused for embedded devices. PCs will still
    live on. Intel will live on. Haven't you see "The Last Mimzy"?
     
    JJ, Jun 12, 2012
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    I think Windows 8 will be generally successful on the tablets (both ARM
    & x86), not entirely sure there is anything compelling about it on
    traditional PC's though. I'm sure there will be a few upgraders to
    Windows 8, or most likely most people will just get it preinstalled with
    their latest PC's and they won't have any choice on the matter. Windows
    8 actually looks like it may be going backwards on the PC vs. Windows 7,
    as it's going to be removing the Aero interface.

    However, Microsoft has made one giant move towards embracing ARM by
    making its own ARM-based tablet:

    Microsoft's Surface Tablets Raise the Bar for PC Pals - Businessweek
    http://www.businessweek.com/article...s-surface-tablets-raise-the-bar-for-pc-rivals

    There's supposed to be a bigger tablet which will likely be x86
    announced in a couple of months though. It may either be AMD or Intel,
    no word yet.

    Yousuf Khan
     
    Yousuf Khan, Jun 19, 2012
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    Robert Myers Guest

    Hardly. About 50% of Intel's profits were coming from notebook chips the last time I looked, which was a while ago. It's fairly safe to assume that most of those notebooks, which may itself be a threatened species, run Windows. That's a scary number, but it's not 99%, and there are an awful lot of server, enterprise, and technical computers running x86 from Intel using some OS other than Windows.

    Robert.
     
    Robert Myers, Sep 28, 2012
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    Yousuf Khan Guest

    More than half of the Intel-based servers are also running Windows,
    followed by Linux. Besides the entire server market by volume wouldn't
    even amount to 1% of their overall consumer business. They're talking
    hundreds of thousands of servers per year, vs. hundreds of millions of
    consumer PCs.

    Yousuf Khan
     
    Yousuf Khan, Sep 30, 2012
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    Robert Myers Guest

    If you will take the time to read my post carefully, you will notice that Italked about Intel *profits*. Server chips are much more profitable (for the moment, at least) than consumer chips. If the consumer business goes away, that will leave Intel with an awful lot of amazing foundry capacity tofind a use for, which is probably why Intel has made (limited) efforts to sell foundry services.

    Robert.
     
    Robert Myers, Oct 1, 2012
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    Intel Guy Guest

    Robert Myers (a google-groper) wrote:

    A A A Hardly. About 50% of Intel's profits were coming from notebook
    A A
    A A A the last time I looked, which was a while ago. It's fairly safe
    A A
    A A A assume that most of those notebooks, which may itself be a
    A A
    A A A species, run Windows. That's a scary number, but it's not 99%,
    A A
    A A A there are an awful lot of server, enterprise, and technical
    A A
    A A A running x86 from Intel using some OS other than Windows.

    In case Robert doesn't see it (and other google-gropers who have "show
    quoted text" turned off), the above is what their posts now look like
    for others who experience usenet using a REAL usenet client.

    I have replaced the usual quoting character > with the letter A so that
    Robert can see an example of what his posts look like.

    Fools that experience usenet through google-gropes and who regularly
    post large amounts of quoted material are now double-spacing the quoted
    material - whether they realize it or not.

    This is par for the course for Google, who has incrementally been
    breaking their usenet access for the past 5 years now.

    This latest change (double-spacing quoted material) seems to have
    started within the past few weeks.

    Thost that are brain-dead enough to experience usenet through google
    probably are not seeing this.
     
    Intel Guy, Oct 3, 2012
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    Robert Myers Guest

    Well, "Intel guy," I'm glad that your manifest qualities do not reflect on a company I admire. The double spacing did show up in this dialog box, and I deleted it, since it bothers you so much.

    I have a Usenet subscription that I am paying for but I am not using it.

    a. I'm extremely busy and have rarely read or posted in the last year or so.
    b. While I am not brain dead, I am getting older, and the plethora of passwords and the constant hassle of remembering and resetting them just isn't worth it for any service that I rarely use but that requires a password.
    c. There is a newsreader/mail client problem for which, so far as I can tell, there is no currently available solution that is even remotely adapted to my diverse collection of computers and operating systems--other than Google.

    If your hostility, aggression, and rudeness show up in other contexts, they are probably holding back your career. Seek help.

    Robert.
     
    Robert Myers, Oct 3, 2012
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    Intel Guy Guest

    Another dumb thing - paying for access to text usenet groups.
    There are free usenet servers. Have been for many years.
    Again, too bad you know so little about usenet.

    Point your usenet client to this server:

    nntp.aioe.org

    and subscribe to any number of thousands of available newsgroups.

    No authentication required. No username or password. You can read and
    post as you like. You can change your posting identity at will.
    Get a grip Robert. I'm only trying to help - and to improve on the
    dammage that google-groups does by encouraging people to make ugly posts
    by defaulting to full-quoting and (now) double-spacing.
     
    Intel Guy, Oct 4, 2012
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    Trent Guest

    Don't forget non-existent line wrapping. What a mess the latest GG posting
    server is...
     
    Trent, Oct 4, 2012
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    Robert Myers Guest

    You'd make a great salesman. Get a spell checker and pay attention to it.

    Robert.
     
    Robert Myers, Oct 4, 2012
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    Robert Myers Guest

    If you have a problem with Google, write a letter to Google. Leave me alone. I've dealt with bullies in plenty of other contexts, and I can certainly deal with them here.

    Robert.
     
    Robert Myers, Oct 4, 2012
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