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