Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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RE: it's in the pipe lines
by shotsman on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 22:47 UTC in reply to "it's in the pipe lines"
shotsman
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My take on this is that it might be that Windows 9 will run on ARm but I think that by the time this happens they may well have missed the boat.
Why?
It is not Microsoft that will dictate if the port of Windows to ARM is a success, it is the non Microsoft applications that the users will demand.
IMHO, the time lag will give the likes of Google & Canonical to make their packaged offerings much slicker for the key success factors. Many of the apps that MS would have to rely on for their package to be a success are already in a standard Linux distro.

Just my 2c worth

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