Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And yet another item on the iPad? Are we serious? Yes, we are, since this one is about something that even geeks who aren't interested in the iPad itself should find intriguing. Steve Jobs said yesterday that the iPad is powered by an Apple A4 processor, but contrary to what many seem to think - it wasn't designed in-house at all.
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RE[2]: windows 7 on ARM?
by FunkyELF on Thu 28th Jan 2010 21:17 UTC in reply to "RE: windows 7 on ARM?"
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

It probably has.

Windows NT was originally written on a custom architecture as to ensure no platform-specific code would seep into the codebase.

I'm sure Microsoft's major products (Office, Windows) have at least some variants running on ARM.


Yeah, It will probably stay in those labs until Intel runs out of money from lawsuits.

It would not surprise me at all if Intel was paying Microsoft somehow to keep Windows x86 only like it was paying HP (well, offering discounts actuall, but isn't that the same thing?) to stop offering AMD based workstations.

Why is AT&T allowed to pay Apple to keep iPhone only on their network but Intel is not allowed to offer OEMs money to keep only their processors?

Either way... Microsoft is pretty incompetent as far as coding security (Internet Explorer) or even coding an operating system (isn't task management the main function of an operating system yet you have to "end process" 30 times before it actually stops and thats if you can even get the task manager open), but I don't think they're that stupid to not have Windows 7 running on ARM yet.

I'm sure their Windows 7 Mobile is running on ARM.

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RE[3]: windows 7 on ARM?
by mkone on Fri 29th Jan 2010 00:41 in reply to "RE[2]: windows 7 on ARM?"
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

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Why is AT&T allowed to pay Apple to keep iPhone only on their network but Intel is not allowed to offer OEMs money to keep only their processors?

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Because Intel is a monopoly. If AT&T was a monopoly, then they would likely not be allowed to do that.

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RE[3]: windows 7 on ARM?
by garyd on Fri 29th Jan 2010 17:31 in reply to "RE[2]: windows 7 on ARM?"
garyd Member since:
2008-10-22

I'm sure their Windows 7 Mobile is running on ARM.


Their mobile OS has been available on SuperH, ARM, and MIPS since it first released ten years ago as it's based on WinCE which runs on the same three architectures plus x86. With more ARM netbooks coming out I can see the desire for Microsoft to make Win7 available for those platforms only if it will sell a lot of copies. As it is, they're not exactly hurting for market share or money.

-Gary

Edited 2010-01-29 17:41 UTC

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