Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jun 2008 19:58 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems For year now, the x86 microprocessor market has been dominated by Intel and AMD, and the rivalry between the two companies forced both to be innovative in order to gain a competitive advantage over the other - benefiting customers. With the rise of 'mobile internet devices' and low-power budget notebooks, this new market will be enriched by not only Via, but also nVIDIA.
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alexandru_lz
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2007-02-11

Yes, but porting code from x86 to ia64 or x86-64 is fairly easy, since the two architectures are reasonably similar. As long as these small-ish devices keep an architecture that has 86 in its name, I hardly think it will lack third party software. Porting Windows to something that has nothing to do with x86, like PPC, ARM and so on -- now that's something.

If we were to talk just about the operating system, Windows CE/Mobile is a fair solution, especially since the development tools are quite good.

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