Linked by David Adams on Thu 7th Jan 2010 21:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Quite a bit of enthusiasm seems to be building for ARM's upcoming processor for netbooks and other lightweight computing devices. The Cortex-A9 is promised to have substantially better performance than the current crop of AMD processors, and a video released by AMD ARM gives a pretty convincing picture that the Cortex-A9 will have comparable performance to the Atom. Watch the video after the jump.
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They already have. Its called .NETCF 3.5 (compact framework). Windows mobile has this already and windows ce 6 has it i guess since it has silverlight.

Also I found out that if you use SharpDevelop to code your app and you use strictly .netcf controls you can compile it once, and that same executable would run on your desktop and winmo phone (provided the form is the same size as the screen then you end up with a scrolling form).

All Microsoft need to do is enforce .net programing on windows and encourage .netcf programing and they would be able to switch to any arch they want without needing to worry about the dual binary executables.

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