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HP to destroy Microsoft with Linux & Android based OS

Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:41 AM

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HP CEO Meg Whitman, for those of you whom may remember her success with eBay, announced that HP is working on a game changing Operating System. That Operating System, Linux based, will run a new technology for non-volatile ram to make computing for servers & later pcs immensely faster.


HP is creating a lot of new technology to build The Machine, especially a new form of memory known as "memristors" which won't lose data if the power turns off (also known as "non-volatile memory").

The Machine's claim to fame is that it can process loads of information instantly while using hardly any power. HP wants this computer to replace the servers being used in today's data centers. But it also hopes the tech will become the basis for the next generation of PCs.

And The Machine will not use Windows.

In fact Fink announced on Thursday that the company is working on a brand new free and open-source operating system and is inviting universities to help research and build it.

"We want to reignite in all of our universities around the world operating system research which we think has been dormant or stagnant for decades."

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Re: HP to destroy Microsoft with Linux & Android based OS

Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:51 AM

I was reading up on this yesterday.. the only caveat is the time already sunk into it and theoretical completion... but hey - R&D is always snazzy.


The Machine isn’t on HP’s official roadmap. Fink says it could arrive as early as 2017 or take until the end of the decade. Any delivery date has to be taken with some skepticism given that HP has been hyping the memristor technology for years and failed to meet earlier self-imposed deadlines. “Memristors have been vaporware for a long time,” says David Kanter, a chip analyst and editor of the semiconductor publication Real World Tech. “There is a huge difference between research and production.”
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Re: HP to destroy Microsoft with Linux & Android based OS

Posted 01 July 2014 - 04:28 AM

Yeah read this also last week

Its cool but wont destroy
Microsoft. Office is still defacto
In so many industries excel spreadsheets
In particular and office professional is
Still a hefty price businesses are still
Willing to pay for.


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