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Microsoft’s Big Bets on ARM are Really About Intel (Premium)

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Microsoft's Big Bets on ARM are Really About Intel (Premium)

In recent months, Microsoft has embraced the energy-efficient ARM microprocessor platform on the desktop and in the datacenter. But ARM offers no notable advantages over Intel on these platforms when it comes to real world use.

Which leads me to an obvious conclusion: These moves are really about Microsoft pressuring Intel to be better in ways that matter to Microsoft, and, collectively, the industry.

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