Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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RE: ARM
by DigitalAxis on Wed 25th Feb 2009 15:54 UTC in reply to "ARM"
DigitalAxis
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Windows Mobile runs on ARM though. If they just sink their time and money in there once Windows 7 is over, they could build it into something truly impressive. I'm sure they want to, seeing as they're now competing against more than Symbian in the cell phone OS space.

Of course, Windows Mobile on ARM is not Windows XP unless they invent a magical full-speed x86 emulator for ARM. My guess is that they will simultaneously try to improve Windows Mobile, and make a massive ad campaign about how you can't run your favorite Windows programs on these netbooks that are therefore useless. No WoW, no deal!

Edited 2009-02-25 15:56 UTC

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