Next-gen Windows PC shown at WinHEC

By on May 6, 2003, 4:43 PM
Bill Gates today unveiled a new PC prototype designed to "enhance today's computing experience and usher in the next wave of innovation for the PC industry" during his opening keynote at the 12th annual Windows® Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC).


[COLOR=royalblue]Co-developed with HP and code-named "Athens," the advanced PC prototype represents an evolution of the PC as a center for communication and collaboration, one that simultaneously simplifies PC operations while merging all forms of communication -- including next-generation voice, video and text messaging -- into a consistent, streamlined design.[/COLOR]

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Phantasm66 said:
Hehehe, you beat me to it, Julio. I was going to post this very story.What's interesting about this is that its likely going to materialise as a platform that's been designed JUST FOR WINDOWS from the ground up. Its not really even a PC any more, not as we understand it right now.Its also a possibility that such a machine would have problems running the Linux kernel. Whether or not this would be by design is another matter.
Unregistered said:
Looks like mac :)
---agissi--- said:
Can you say, 'Small'...
haggar said:
can we say...heeellooo palladium?????
StormBringer said:
It does look like a Mac. Doesn't look like something I'd want though.
Rick said:
More like the de-evolution of the PC. :)
timmoore said:
Unbelievable how Microsoft think they can do anything they want! I for one, do not look forward to the day that the PC no longer exists; I also think (hope) that this idea won't go very far.
DigitAlex said:
they already manager to have the most used OSnow they are trying to make people use hardware that could only run their software ...
Mictlantecuhtli said:
And despite of all these complaints, you'll just submit, grumbling a bit, and get these, because all the others do too..Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
DigitAlex said:
nope, we'll stick with our p90 8mb ram machines and slackware :evil:
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