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Windows 7: Microsoft and HP: Love on the rocks?

01 May 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Microsoft and HP: Love on the rocks?

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When Microsoft announced it was pulling the plug on its Itanium support earlier this year, I wondered whether there was any pushback from HP, a long-time Itanium backer. But given this week’s turn of events — with HP buying Palm and rumors that HP might not come to market with its Windows 7 slate — many industry watchers are wondering whether the long-time Microsoft-HP love affair has gone sour.
Microsoft and HP aren’t going public with any “he said/she said” details, so it’s hard to know for sure. But let’s look at what we do and don’t know, at this point.
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Microsoft and HP: Love on the rocks? | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com


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01 May 2010   #2
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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01 May 2010   #3
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I do not believe that those events are related. Itanium support being dropped does not mean it is really gone, they just put it on the back burner because it never caught on as much as X86-64. It may come back in part or as a whole once things get native X64 or even 128 bit.

HP needed Palm. They are loosing more and more revenue to portable devices like smart phones and pads with more and more computer related tasks being performed with them, also the price was right.

The Windows 7 slate failed before it was released. Depending on how you look at it would determine who could be at fault. Windows 7 mobile is too bloated for some lower powered devices like phones and pads. Also, they used a slow Atom CPU (even the fast Atoms are crappy), so that did not help either.

That being said though, these things could still affect their relationship, so we will find out sooner or later what they have or have not worked out.

Will Win 7 mobile go on a diet for the slate or will we see some Adroid slates or will the slate get dumped all together ? Those should be the questions.
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01 May 2010   #4
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WebOS will hopefully be the future of HP mobile devices, not Windows.
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01 May 2010   #5
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I think HP pulled the Slate because Intel Atom processors are just not as efficient as Cortex A8/A9 based processors and Windows 7 only runs on x86/x64 processors. Battery life is really important for mobile phones and tablets and Intel processors just won't cut it (right now). Plus many of the mobile operating systems have ARM-optimized kernels.
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01 May 2010   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Windows 7 only runs on x86/x64 processors.
Only the versions you buy at that store. But Windows 7 can be compiled to run on different platforms.
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