InfoWorld: Microsoft innovates the most devious market killer since Windows
Apr 03, 1999, 23:55 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"Microsoft is working with Intel on a new motherboard design
called the Winboard. A Winboard is a complete PC on a single
motherboard that works on the same principle as a Winmodem. Like a
Winmodem, many of the tasks that normally would be processed by
special purpose chip sets are instead handled by the operating
system and software drivers. And like a Winmodem, you must be
running Windows in order for the hardware to work."
"The benefit of this design is that you get a much cheaper
motherboard, because there are far fewer chips involved and no need
for expansion slots."
"Winboards will be so cheap in large quantities that you can
expect traditional motherboards to disappear within a few