Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th May 2011 21:50 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows The ARM version of Windows 8 might have just become the most desired version of Windows in our hearts and minds. After us talking about legacy code and backwards compatibility in Windows for years now, an Intel senior vice president, Renee James, has just stated that Windows 8 on ARM will not have any form of compatibility for legacy applications whatsoever. Update: Microsoft has responded to Intel's claims. "Intel's statements during yesterday's Intel Investor Meeting about Microsoft's plans for the next version of Windows were factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading," the company said, "From the first demonstrations of Windows on SoC, we have been clear about our goals and have emphasized that we are at the technology demonstration stage. As such, we have no further details or information at this time."
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Why do you think ARM is a beast from a computing point of view? It can have 8GHZ and 16 cores and it will still suck. It needs some architectural changes to bring some performance. And if you do some architectural changes, it won't be an ARM anymore.
Servers, power savings, virtual machines, cloud computing? Ever heard of it? Money talks, and if Microsoft doesn't hear the train coming, they wouldn't touch ARM with a ten foot pole. Intel is putting on a very brave face, but they are getting thier a$$ handed to them on two fronts; smart-phone's, and tablet's. Are they going to make that server's and workstation's ,also?
I would wager to say that Intel, not Arm, is the on that needs to change their architecture .
Also, CentOS, was given Microsoft's blessing's this week, so more money could be put into things like virtualization and cloud computing. Me thinks Intel should be sharpening their pencils, if they want to stay alive . IBM got complacent, and history has a habit of repeating itself if you don't learn from other's past mistakes.

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