Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st May 2009 22:36 UTC, submitted by hyper
Windows With a flood of ARM-based netbooks coming to the market starting somewhere end of this year, many hope it will be another opportunity for Linux to get some mainstream exposure. Since "normal" Windows doesn't run on ARM, Linux is the only obvious choice. Right? Well, Warren East, president and CEO of ARM Holdings plc, has been dropping hints that Windows might make its way to ARM after all. At least, that's what EETimes is concluding.
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I hope Microsoft stays away from ARM
by pilotgi on Fri 1st May 2009 23:16 UTC
pilotgi
Member since:
2005-07-06

I just bought some stock in ARM Holdings and I hope Microsoft stays the hell away. I'll take my profits from the all the other licensers, thank you very much.

Toshiba just bought a license for their security based chips and Apple will probably also be using ARM for their current and future gadgets. Go ARM!

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

hate to burst your bubble slick but MS and ARM are good friends.

http://search.arm.com/search?q=Microsoft&spell=1&access=p&output=xm...

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pilotgi Member since:
2005-07-06

Good friends? I doubt that. But I'm sure ARM will take Microsoft's money.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Apple will probably also be using ARM for their current and future gadgets.


I doubt it. More likely migrating to Power.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

"
Apple will probably also be using ARM for their current and future gadgets.


I doubt it. More likely migrating to Power.
"

Now, that would be rather ironic. Apple migrated off of PowerPC, only to migrate back to that architecture again just on different devices. I can't help but find something kind of funny in that.

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