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There's an irrational belief system at hardware companies about Windows that clouds their logic and leads to a sense of separation anxiety. Intel lost the opportunity to get a lead in mobile because they viewed the Linux/UNIX client device category as a side business rather than making it their core platform. They continued to invest substantial resources in supporting Windows 8 and Windows 10 despite the obvious reality that Windows is a dead-end platform with no growth prospects. It isn't just Intel but even nVidia/AMD lost the mobile space for this same reason, too much Windows not enough Linux/UNIX.

The Windows ecosystem has become corrosive to any industry or company it touches. We now see the end results of supporting a closed-source legacy platform is 12,000 jobs at Intel due to the lack of excitement and innovation in the PC space. Perhaps Linux will revive the PC market but in the meantime Intel and their peers at nVidia/AMD have done little to make that a reality in the mainstream sense.




Every single thing you said is complete hogwash and you have provided zero evidence to backup any of your poorly formed opinions.

To begin with, Intel didn't lose an opportunity to get a lead in mobile because of their views on Linux/UNIX. None of the players today have a "lead" in mobile because of Unix. They have a lead because of the touch-based front-end. It wouldn't have mattered what that was running on.

Furthermore, Windows is responsible for creating numerous multi-billion dollar industries and Windows obviously holds a ton of value for businesses that Linux can't even compete with. That's why just about every business runs Windows and not Linux.

The willfully obliviousness of nix fanboys like you is boring.


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> Every single thing you said is complete hogwash and you have provided zero evidence to backup any of your poorly formed opinions...

The evidence is obvious if you read the article about Intel cutting 11% of it's global workforce which is a big deal. This was due to the declining PC business which for Intel is primarily part of the Windows ecosystem and the need to restructure to focus on mobile, IoT and servers which is part of the Linux/UNIX ecosystem of devices.

> To begin with, Intel didn't lose an opportunity to get a lead in mobile because of their views on Linux/UNIX. None of the players today have a "lead" in mobile because of Unix. They have a lead because of the touch-based front-end. It wouldn't have mattered what that was running on.

Microsoft pushed it's Windows first strategy which meant focusing on laptops/desktops and Intel's core devices business was tied deeply into this strategy after years of close collaboration. All of the Windows based mobile devices failed miserably. Microsoft struggled to port Windows to ARM which didn't work that well. This didn't leave any real opportunity for Intel to get into mobile in the early days, it had to choose between it's relationship with Microsoft or breaking out into a new direction and embracing other partners and it did not do this.

Even if you look at the ultrabook that was a byproduct of Intel's work with Apple on the MacBook. That kind of innovation just wasn't possible with Microsoft because their strategy was contrary to where the market was headed. There was a huge opportunity to push a Linux based mobile/desktop hybrid but Intel never made an effort to move into that direction.

> Furthermore, Windows is responsible for creating numerous multi-billion dollar industries and Windows obviously holds a ton of value for businesses that Linux can't even compete with. That's why just about every business runs Windows and not Linux.

In the past it "created" value but that's irrelevant to businesses as they are concerned with future value. This is what Intel is doing here in their restructuring re-focusing away from "what things were 5 years ago" to "where things are now and where they are going".

> The willfully obliviousness of nix fanboys like you is boring.

Like I said in my earlier comment, there is this irrational defensive thought process when it comes to Windows and you demonstrate that perfectly.




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