At this year’s CES two unthinkable things happened:
- The abandonment of Windows exclusivity by practically all of
Microsoft’s OEM customers.
- The abandonment of Intel exclusivity by Microsoft for the next
generation of Windows.
Many of Microsoft’s customers chose to use an OS product from
Microsoft’s arch enemy. Some chose to roll their own. Microsoft,
in turn, chose to port its OS to an architecture from Intel’s
These actions confirm the end of the PC era.