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Bill Gates on Linux@Intel: "This Huge Driver Group Scares Me."

Feb 04, 2009, 15:03 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Intel is concerned that 'we' are missing the boat in the value platform area down at the 'Internet Appliance' offering. Pat is the one who is very charged up over this. He sees us completely missing the boat with both the IA architecture and Windows being of no value here unless we move the PC down into that space (rather than what is currently happening with other platforms moving up into that space.)

"...Security Discussion
There was a short discussion of the challenges we have had on working together in Security. Their opening slide was 'Security - Collaboration or Collision'. This was a useful discussion to educate execs on both sides of what has been happening.

"Our fundamental sticking points are around how we look at the space. We firmly believe that we need to get ubiquitious core support to get Content to be authored for the PC rather than closed boxes and Intel does not see it this way. Based on this fundamental disagreement, we are stuck on how to make the core part ubiquitous.

"Intel believes that they are more engaged with the consumer folks than MS (ala 5C) and thus we don't get the picture."

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