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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by FealDorf on Fri 5th Feb 2010 15:41 UTC
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I find it a little funny though, at one time I (and I believe others too) thought the future would be PowerPC. Personally I was more interested in PowerPC..
If Microsoft wishes to port onto ARM architecture then I want them create a new API set itself, something that supersedes Win32 and based around .NET's technologies. That way, .NET developers can easily migrate the chipset due to CLR's capabilities, and native code wouldn't be hindered, giving a great incentive to develop for Win-ARM version. That said, pipe dreams are fun. They're yet to update some of the software in Win7 itself which look like leftovers from XP..

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