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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by BeamishBoy on Thu 6th Jan 2011 00:32 UTC in reply to "F*ck."
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2010-10-27

So much for the dream of getting an ARM-based machine in the future that does NOT come with or force the payment of the Windows tax... and so much for the added benefit of having a machine that is literally unable to run Windows.


First, anyone over the age of twelve who uses the phrase "Windows tax" is almost certainly not going to be enlightening company.

I guess on the bright side, most of the Windows software that really matters is x86 only, and much of it will likely remain that way. Looks like even on ARM, we'll *still* be forced to pay Microsoft only to wipe their garbage. Sad... they win yet again.


Secondly, one man's pain is another's pleasure. While you clearly have deep-seated issues related to Microsoft, more than a few of us actually like their products and would disagree strongly with your opinion of them.

Personally, for instance, I can't imagine having a machine without a copy of Visual Studio, which is - by a country mile - the best IDE I've ever used. Similarly, I quite appreciate having access to operating systems (XP SP3 and Windows 7) that have never actually crashed on me. That's rather more than I can say for any of my often ill-fated encounters with Linux distros.

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