Why Intel Hates Windows 8

If hate means ‘intense displeasure’, then Intel must hate the new Microsoft Windows version. Windows 8. It might seem like just another Windows Desktop program for a personal computer. But not so.  It is really different. And it will hurt Intel, the famous chip maker.
Here is the scoop on why Intel must hate the new Windows 8 system. It is about the chips. Cheap chips not from Intel.

Microsoft, the company that makes the Windows desktop operating system, has announced the new Windows 8 operating system will be coming very soon.  Even now developers can get a special version of the system for testing.

Here is the key point that you might mess.  That operating system is not really targeted for the desktop user.  In this targeted for tablet computers and smart phones.  So this means that Microsoft is now focusing on the kind of development that had started going on over at Apple Computer Co. for sometime.  As you know, Apple has a very big position in the cell phone market with its Apple iPhone.  Sales of cell phones made by Apple or others does not help the profit margins of Intel Corp..
That’s because Intel makes principally computer chips for the desktop computers that run Windows Vista and Windows 7.  The  Intel chips are often times called on Pentium or Celeron chips and they go by different code-names. But in any case, they are re too powerful and big to be used in the cell phone.
Instead, the cell phone makers he is the type of silicon chip made by a company called ARM. This type of computer brain is much smaller,  lower costs, and uses much less power compared to Intel brand chips used in desktop PCs with the current Windows operating system
The new version of Windows, simply called Windows 8, will run on the low cost ARM Arm silicon chip.  And all indications are that most consumers are going to want to buy a tablet computer or a smart phones instead investing in the desktop PC.  And what about laptops?  Many new laptops will also feature the ARM processor.  By next year almost a third of the laptop or notebook computers will be using the low-power low-cost processor.  As for smart phones, these are already using ARM in over 90 percent of the time.

Now you see the point? With people shifting over to the newer smaller to lower cost devices, Intel is going to see a big loss in revenue unless they can catch up with the trend . The trend now is to be smaller and easier and portable.  People are getting tired of electronic gadgets that are clumsy and hard to use.

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