Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yet another item on the iPad? Are we serious? Yes, we are, since this one is about something that even geeks who aren't interested in the iPad itself should find intriguing. Steve Jobs said yesterday that the iPad is powered by an Apple A4 processor, but contrary to what many seem to think - it wasn't designed in-house at all.
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RE[2]: windows 7 on ARM?
by abraxas on Fri 29th Jan 2010 01:05 UTC in reply to "RE: windows 7 on ARM?"
abraxas
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2005-07-07

Windows NT was originally written on a custom architecture as to ensure no platform-specific code would seep into the codebase.


While NT's HAL allows it to be more portable it's not quite true that NO platform specific code has seeped into the codebase. Some calls bypass the HAL and directly access hardware.

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