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Microsoft to Set Up Joint Research Centre with Lenovo

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US software giant Microsoft said yesterday it will set up its first joint research facility with Lenovo Group, in Beijing(China). The facility will be based in Lenovo's research and development center in the capital, with around 40 engineers from Lenovo and tools, training and some staff from Microsoft. "Based on our common understanding that personal computers will extend to every part of people's work and life, we believe our cooperation will bring many many opportunities to Lenovo and Microsoft," said George He, senior vice-president and chief technology officer of Lenovo. Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, said the two companies will try to identify opportunities in the consumer and mobile markets such as digital photography, digital media and the Internet. He also noted that the joint center will develop products for Lenovo in areas like corporate computing, digital homes, Windows value-added services, as well as ultra-portal computing devices and smart handheld devices.

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no dout this is an effort by Microsoft to keep lenovo following Dells lead and offering Linux as an alternative to windows.
 

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or maybe its ms just going with intel and trying to branch out into what consumers want? Kind of shady by MS though.
 
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lol, since Gates stepped down when did microsoft care what the consumer wants? if they did care they would be releasing Dx10 for winxp, no matter what the reasons for this joint venture the money men currently running are only seeing dollar signs.