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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If you read this article http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/ARM-CortexA15-MPCore/ , it explains the larger reason's for the future demand for this. Energy savings, and virtualization.
First, even the appearance of being a "green" company could bring large business your way. Think of Google's effort's over the last few years to cut down on their carbon footprint. It's saving money ,also, as well as the environment . Then think of the virtualization solutions on big iron servers, where the base operating system ( Linux, most likely) host's any other operating system that is required . Take a look at the top 500 fastest super computers to see how many aren't Linux, and you'll see why this could be very important to Windows. IBM was king of the big iron at one time, a mistake Microsoft doesn't want to see happen to it either. Also, imagine the sync capabilities of your tablet, phone, home and server being all one type of chip and Operating system. Much more at stake than just iPad's and iPhone's. Just my two cents.

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