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Michael Endler
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3/17/2014 | 5:48:06 PM
Re: A big step by Intel
"Intel is the biggest loser here. It engineered processors that are capable of running two operating systems, and these chips were to play a crucial role in the dual-boot machines in question"


Here's an interesting point that's tangential to this quote... at CES, Intel reps strongly implied, though did not say, that "dual OS" had Google's blessing. Specifically, they said Intel worked with Google to make Android run on x86 chips-- but that likely refers to Atom smartphones and tablets, not the Core-based "dual OS" chip in the Asus Transformer. It struck me at the time that the comments were carefully worded.
Michael Endler
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3/17/2014 | 5:43:56 PM
Re: good idea, but whats with special intel processors?
@kgreenhow530, you make a good point. Windows Phone-Android smartphones seem to be coming along, regardless of this reported hurdle to Windows 8.1-Android tablets and hybrids. Running Android and Windows on an ARM chip seems to be one thing; running Windows 8.1 and Android on an Intel Core chip seems to be another.
Charlie Babcock
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3/14/2014 | 5:30:38 PM
Windows used to 'fix' Linux
This reminds me of the time I tried to put Linux in its own disk space on a Windows Machine, and Windows detected it immediately. It wouldn't allow any processes to continue until it was allowed to adjust Linux. When it was done, Linux was several files shorter. It was clear Windows had snipped something off, I couldn't tell what, but Linux wouldn't run. I guess the guest has been "fixed," I decided. There was even a third party product to block this action.
Lorna Garey
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3/14/2014 | 4:14:48 PM
Re: Dual-boot tablet appeal?
These seem niche at best. If you're an enterprise or gov/edu shop looking to issue machines that can run Windows apps and Android, there are ways to do that without buying Frankenhardware. So that leaves consumers.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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3/14/2014 | 3:49:59 PM
Dual-boot tablet appeal?
What do you think, readers? Would you like a dual-OS tablet te get access to Android apps? For another reason? 


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