Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Feb 2010 20:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Ah, the ARM chip. ARM is a hugely successful architecture, and can be found in just about every cell phone or other small device out there. ARM, however, wants more, and for a long time now we've been hearing predictions about an upcoming massive rise in ARM netbooks - so far, this hasn't materialised. Warren East, ARM's CEO, said in an interview with PC Pro that netbooks could one day make up 90% of the laptop market - preferably powered by ARM processors of course.
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It wouldn't take much, apps are the problem
by joshv on Thu 4th Feb 2010 13:17 UTC
joshv
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I doubt it would take all that much work to port Windows to ARM. The issue of course would be applications. I don't think anyone wants to rely on vendors recompiling their apps and creating ARM distributions.

So I imagine the real complexity will be involved in creating some form of robust binary translation/emulation that doesn't take much of a performance hit. But MS has done this before for the Alpha architecture, and there are more modern examples (Rosetta).

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