Next-gen Windows PC shown at WinHEC

By Julio Franco · 10 replies
May 6, 2003
  1. 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).


    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.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    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.
  3. Looks like mac :)
  4. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Can you say, 'Small'...
  5. can we say...heeellooo palladium?????
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    It does look like a Mac. Doesn't look like something I'd want though.
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    More like the de-evolution of the PC. :)
  8. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    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.
  9. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    they already manager to have the most used OS
    now they are trying to make people use hardware that could only run their software ...
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    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.
  11. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    nope, we'll stick with our p90 8mb ram machines and slackware :evil:
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