Intel MID Shuns Microsoft, Taps Linux

“At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Shanghai this week the
buzz was the Atom processor, the mobile Internet Device (MID), and
Linux. And what wasn’t buzzing? Microsoft. Welcome to the brave new
world of computing sans Microsoft.

“At IDF, there was little media focus on Intel’s next-generation
Nehalem chip. Less on the six-core Dunnington processor. Both of
which will run Microsoft software. The focus was on devices that
won’t necessarily run Microsoft software…”