Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 21:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just - just hold on a second. This is big: NVIDIA, maker of graphics accelerator chips, has just announced, during its keynote at CES, that it is developing a high-performance ARM-based processor together with ARM, targeted squarely at the desktop, server, and even high-performance computing markets. That Windows on ARM thing? NVIDIA referenced it multiple times! Update: Boom, and we have a press release. "NVIDIA announced today that it plans to build high-performance ARM based CPU cores, designed to support future products ranging from personal computers and servers to workstations and supercomputers. Known under the internal codename 'Project Denver', this initiative features an NVIDIA CPU running the ARM instruction set, which will be fully integrated on the same chip as the NVIDIA GPU."
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Windows on ARM? Sorry -- YAAWWNNN
by debio on Wed 5th Jan 2011 21:40 UTC
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I really don't mean to rain on anyone's enthusiasm, but why are you excited about Windows on ARM?

I don't really see how it can be any kind of game changer or even of academic interest. In fact, arguably the real question is why it took Microsoft so long to get Windows running on ARM. Linux has been running on ARM, well, comparatively forever. Darwin (Mac OS X) has been running on ARM on some form or another since the first iphone...

Are you thinking that we'll see Windows 7 running on ARM notebooks? Perhaps... but the desktop/laptop/notebook era is over. Seeing Windows on ARM now is more of a "Phhttt"/shrug shoulder while thinking of the next cool Android/iOS (heck, even Blackberry QNX) app.

Sorry -- I just really don't see how this is at all exciting.

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