Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 19:19 UTC
Windows The rumours about Windows possibly being ported to ARM has left a lot of people bewildered; why would you port Windows NT when Windows CE 6.0 is a perfectly capable operating system? Putting all the pieces together, it's actually quite clear why you would want Windows NT on ARM: servers.
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Makes sense
by sukru on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 20:13 UTC
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Currently servers is the only place Microsoft can comfortably try new things. Most of their stuff is based on .Net, which is portable anyways, and the NT kernel has always been multi-platfrom capable.

And, if they succeed, I believe, like others mentioned above, this will pave roads for a future Chrome OS competitor in smaller devices. If they can make sure that Windows runs OK on ARM, then they can have a small shell/IE/Silverlight/RDP services for their lightweight clients.

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