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[2]: Microsoft Windows + ARM?
by renox on Thu 9th Sep 2010 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Microsoft Windows + ARM?"
renox
Member since:
2005-07-06

Considering there has been versions of Windows NT running on Alpha and even PowerPC, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (and I think even Server 2008 R1) running on Itanium ... I don't think it is a huge problem for them to port windows to another platform if it becomes popular.


Sure, but will third parties port their software over Windows/anything else than x86 ?
They didn't for the Alpha, so I don't see why they would do it for the ARM.

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bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

They could make Windows 8 support fat binaries, and refuse to give certain major features to applications that aren't fat, so that developers will compile for ARM to take advantage of Windows 8 features.

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