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[3]: windows 7 on ARM?
by moondevil on Fri 29th Jan 2010 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: windows 7 on ARM?"
moondevil
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When they opt to purchase any Windows machine, people expect to be able to use all this software.

People won't be able to use any of this type of software if they purchase a new machine which runs Windows on ARM. So people will have to switch to a new set of applications if they are going to buy an ARM-based device.

If they are switching to a new set of applications anyway, this represents an ideal time for people to just ditch Windows and finally be rid of all the problems and encumberances it brings.



This is true for other OSs as well. For example, most comercial software available for Linux is x86 only.

So unless you have very general use cases, like most home users do, you are not going to migrate to other processor architectures.

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