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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x86 Applications through virtualisation
by fran on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 14:09 UTC
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2010-08-06

x86 application might be run through virtualisation or MS might release a type of QT like development platform.
ARM based processors is fast enough and will have more memory support with 64bit versions coming out in a few weeks.

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/processors/2001/10/16/arm-to-unveil-64-...

Intel and AMD have a lot of x86 patents though and might not like it.

off topic. If this turns out to be full windows 7 support Nvidia would at last be able to shift their business from discrete graphics to CPU's also. It always had this ambition but could'nt.

http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/02/intel-sues-nvidia-over...

The company could'nt compete on the x86 market because Intel and AMD patents and new GPU integration into CPU's could spell the beginning of hard times for discrete graphics in years to come.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/nvidia-to-make-the-case-for-dis...

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