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Comment: Nobody cares (Score 0, Troll) 88

by symbolset (#46791217) Attached to: How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash
Google gives us great products and services, and minds the privacy that we actually care about. With the data they aggregate they provide services that would be possible in no other way. Google is just not creepy. You know what is creepy? The marketing company trying at great expense to sell us the idea that Google is creepy. That is creepy. Who are they?

Comment: Re:Microsoft can't run on x86? (Score 1) 109

by symbolset (#46783177) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
In addition to the UEFI requiring bootloaders signed by Microsoft, or security features turned off, there is the use of PowerVR graphics from Imagination Technologies (IT). For many years IT did not support the api documentation required to make a good open driver for these Intel devices. As Platforms there were several other parts of the reference platform that were Windows Only. Co-marketing dollars were applied to Windows devices only, and so on. You think we don't know about the myriad games Intel played?

Comment: Re:Microsoft can't run on x86? (Score 2) 109

by symbolset (#46772933) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
It runs fine. It just doesn't sell. With 200 million tablets moving each year, Intel would like to own more of that space than Windows tablets can give them. It doesn't matter how well they make Windows run on a tablet if people won't buy tablets with Windows on in any significant number.

Comment: Re:Drivers, its all about the drivers (Score 1) 109

by symbolset (#46772887) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
No, Intel were using Imagination Technologies' (IT) GPUs for their low power chips, and IT was not giving up the hardware specs for open-source drivers that could be used with the Linux kernel that lies under Android. GP is exactly correct. I hear IT is beginning to come to their senses, but this issue is a big part of how we got to where we are today. You are also right that they didn't change fast enough.

Comment: Re:ARM is the new Intel (Score 1) 109

by symbolset (#46772727) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
Try a Nexus 7 2013. It has all the performance and power you need with all day battery life and a glorious high-def display for only $229, or less on sale. This was the target last fall, and Intel doesn't have a chip in this class. Soon maybe, but then they will probably try to tie it to Windows again and fail utterly. This Christmas you need this and QHD to make a splash.

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