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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Nothing new...
by TemporalBeing on Mon 27th Dec 2010 19:07 UTC
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Windows NT has supported ARM, PPC, MIPS, and x86 for a long time (just look at the headers!), only Microsoft has only pushed out the x86 variant for over a decade. NT by design (though it's HAL sub-system) support multiple architectures, and the VC++ compiler supports multiple architectures too. So don't think this is much of an effort for Microsoft - it's not. All it is is them saying that they are once again going to distribute Windows NT on another architecture.

You may be right about why - MS needs to start targeting tablets, netbooks, and other architectures that primarily use ARM instead of x86 processors.

So nothing new here, just move along.

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