Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:09 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows As you all know, Windows 8 will be the first release of Windows NT which supports the ARM architecture. Microsoft hasn't been particularly forthcoming about this new Windows variant, but that's changing today. The company has posted a long and in-depth blog post about Windows 8 on ARM.
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Vendor drivers again
by fithisux on Fri 10th Feb 2012 09:18 UTC
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The article states that GPU/decoding drivers will be supplied by vendors to WOA.

So this is risky for WOA (if open specs were released Ms would be in a better situation) and second this is anti-competitive.

The article mentions nothing new provided with respect to other OSes that already have. It also displays the benefits of open hardware specifications (I2C HId devices) but simultaneously it fuels vendor lock-in by saying vendors would create media off-loader drivers and GFX drivers.

In my view win-8 brings nothing new to the table but continues the anti-competitive behavior/tradition of MS supported by marionette governments not applying the law and skillfully smashing competition.

ReactOS is a better target for developers even on ARM.

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