Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 13:00 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems So, we have Intel and AMD. These guys are doing pretty well in laptops, servers, and of course desktops, but when it comes to mobile devices, they've so far been unable to adapt the x86 architecture to the stricter requirements that come with those devices. ARM, on the other hand, pretty much owns this market at this point. And you know what? It's time for Intel and AMD to get worried - really worried. ARM has just announced its Cortex-A15 MPCore chips - which will reach 2.5Ghz in quad-core configurations.
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RE[5]: Microsoft Windows + ARM?
by jabjoe on Thu 9th Sep 2010 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Microsoft Windows + ARM?"
jabjoe
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2009-05-06

Different things here.
WOW is not emulation. The x86 chip is running those instructions as is. The WOW OS calls are wrappers to the true OS calls. So we can forget about this one as it's not relevant.

Apple's Rosetta is something quite different. The Alpha NT stuff was similar.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_translation

All of which is clever, but just not as good as having the source and compiling natively. And if Windows applications are all .NET it is only going to make the platform seam even fatter and slower then Linux.

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