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Google, Microsoft Pressure Asus To Cancel Dual-Boot Tablet
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User Rank: Ninja
3/16/2014 | 8:18:52 AM
Re: Dual-boot tablet appeal?
Dual-boot tablets have zero appeal. If anything, I want to run Android and Windows apps side by side with full integration. There is point in having to swap out the entire OS and wait for it to boot just so that I can start one app, find one piece of information, write that down on a piece of paper or push it to cloud storage, then boot back into the other OS to continue my work.

Asus should be happy that MS and Google put the breaks on, even when the motives are very questionable. Especially from Google's side as they always claim that Android is 'free'.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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3/14/2014 | 5:30:38 PM
Windows used to 'fix' Linux
This reminds me of the time I tried to put Linux in its own disk space on a Windows Machine, and Windows detected it immediately. It wouldn't allow any processes to continue until it was allowed to adjust Linux. When it was done, Linux was several files shorter. It was clear Windows had snipped something off, I couldn't tell what, but Linux wouldn't run. I guess the guest has been "fixed," I decided. There was even a third party product to block this action.
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
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3/14/2014 | 4:14:48 PM
Re: Dual-boot tablet appeal?
These seem niche at best. If you're an enterprise or gov/edu shop looking to issue machines that can run Windows apps and Android, there are ways to do that without buying Frankenhardware. So that leaves consumers.
User Rank: Author
3/14/2014 | 3:49:59 PM
Dual-boot tablet appeal?
What do you think, readers? Would you like a dual-OS tablet te get access to Android apps? For another reason? 
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