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[7]: Two years away?
by spiderman on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 21:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Two years away?"
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The problem is that everybody thinks a tablet is an iPad.
I was talking about tablet PC. There are many many different models in different shapes. There are convertible tablets like the lenovo thinkpad X60, there are small tablets like tha Archos 9, tiny tablets like the N900 and the ones you talk about that are only input devices.
Windows on ARM may be used in servers, desktops, tablets or your fridge. My point was that Microsoft designs and sells an OS. It does not sell a final product. Well, it does, but that is not its main business. I was replying to the post that said it was designed for server and not for tablet. Windows does already runs on x86 tablets. If they make an ARM version, why not run it on a tablet? (Not talking about the iPad at all here, the iPad runs iOS and you would be sued to hell by Apple if you tried to ran anything else on it)

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