The Inevitable Return To Proprietary Hardware

Posted by osViews on Sep 17, 2004 6:17 PM EDT
osOpinion/osViews; By Kelly McNeill
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Which computer companies will be around in 10, 15 and 20 years? This question seems tough without a technological crystal ball, but the answer is easier than you might think. Kelly McNeill submitted the following editorial to osOpinion/osViews which details the reasons why the x86 OEM PC business is destined for a rapid decline due to the inibility to diferentiate products from the competition on anything other than price. he says this guarantees a future with only one PC manufacturer but that we will see the return of proprietary hardware dominance.

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It reminds me of a story I read pben 1 1,394 Sep 18, 2004 9:38 AM

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