Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
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Not Win CE
by Ventajou on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 01:03 UTC
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AFAIK, CE has been running on ARM for a long time, in the Zune for example. Since they've just released their new phone OS which is probably just a new CE with a new user interface (just speculating here) then it seems that a big announcement would be either a standard Windows desktop OS or a netbook/tablet version of win phone 7 because Windows 7 is just not able to power an ipad competitor.

In any case, they already have experience on the platform and with the .Net framework they also have an excellent API that a lot of developers are familiar with. Plus Visual Studio is one of the best IDEs around and it already supports several platforms. It would probably not be long before apps started showing up.

We have to see what really happens but I'd not call this a failure just yet.

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