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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RE: Oh God.
by Neolander on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 13:02 UTC in reply to "Oh God."
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Then this world would finally get rid of this horrible architecture called x86 (Since the whole world basically runs on microsoft products. Sad but true).

Well, x86 has its quirks, for sure. Enough to be called "horrible", I'm not sure, especially since AMD made some good spring cleanup job with AMD64.

The more I learn about other architectures, the less I'm convinced that everything would be so much better if we suddenly switched to something else. Some things would certainly get better (like power management), but some would also get worse (not all architectures offer automatic TLB and cache management, OSs would become harder to write without this kind of help from the hardware). It wouldn't be a perfect win-win situation in an ideal world.

Edited 2010-12-22 13:08 UTC

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