Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
Thread beginning with comment 454378
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: what's the point?
by perlid on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 00:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: what's the point?"
perlid
Member since:
2010-12-21

Of course not because *BSD/Linux already run on almost every CPU architecture out there.


Your argument makes no sense. Did you also think is was a desperate move when, back in the days, Linux went from x86-only to also support its second architecture? I didn't think so. My point here is that the reason why people like yourself want to call this a desperate move, is simply because you don't like Microsoft and their products (btw, me neither), but that has nothing to do with them being desperate, but more about people spreading FUD because they think Microsoft is "evil" and desperately want them to fail.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[4]: what's the point?
by 0brad0 on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 00:39 in reply to "RE[3]: what's the point?"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Your argument makes no sense. Did you also think is was a desperate move when, back in the days, Linux went from x86-only to also support its second architecture? I didn't think so. My point here is that the reason why people like yourself want to call this a desperate move, is simply because you don't like Microsoft and their products (btw, me neither), but that has nothing to do with them being desperate, but more about people spreading FUD because they think Microsoft is "evil" and desperately want them to fail.


It makes perfect sense. Back then Linux had zero market share to hold on to. Microsoft has everything to lose. Mobile devices are the future and Microsoft's attempts at this so far have been extremely poor.

Reply Parent Score: 5

RE[5]: what's the point?
by jptros on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 16:58 in reply to "RE[4]: what's the point?"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

Microsoft has everything to lose. Mobile devices are the future...


Right, because in the future we're gonna be writing code and doing word processing via little on screen keyboards.

Yes, I know, this out of context. So are your claims of desperation by Microsoft because they decided to support another platform. See, I can pull sh** out of my a** too.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[4]: what's the point?
by bnolsen on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 15:14 in reply to "RE[3]: what's the point?"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

microsoft is evil. They were convicted of abusing their monopoly position in the market to the damage of the market.

Under the table oem deals, behind the scenes threats against manufacturers to lock out potential competition, strong armed treatment of technology partners, thats an incomplete list but reason enough why they should become a minor player in the market.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[5]: what's the point?
by perlid on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 15:38 in reply to "RE[4]: what's the point?"
perlid Member since:
2010-12-21

Thanks for proving my point! Which, in case you missed it, was that this isn't about MS actually being desperate, just disliked and bashed.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[4]: what's the point?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 24th Dec 2010 16:11 in reply to "RE[3]: what's the point?"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

people spreading FUD because they think Microsoft is "evil" and desperately want them to fail.


Truer words have never been posted here. If anyone's desperate here, it's the Anything-But-Microsoft zombies and their bitterness over Microsoft's success. Sadly, they're all too witless to realize that that bandwagon left them behind ages. For mindless wannabe-hipsters, Google's the company that's now cool to hate.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[5]: what's the point?
by TheGZeus on Fri 24th Dec 2010 16:48 in reply to "RE[4]: what's the point?"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

That's... not very good trolling.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[5]: what's the point?
by Fergy on Sat 25th Dec 2010 18:14 in reply to "RE[4]: what's the point?"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

"people spreading FUD because they think Microsoft is "evil" and desperately want them to fail.


Truer words have never been posted here. If anyone's desperate here, it's the Anything-But-Microsoft zombies and their bitterness over Microsoft's success. Sadly, they're all too witless to realize that that bandwagon left them behind ages. For mindless wannabe-hipsters, Google's the company that's now cool to hate.
"
Spreading FUD about MS must be really hard. I think you need people that trust MS before you can spread FUD about it. Only supporting x86 for so long that most competitors of Intel just disappeared or had to move to different markets was bad for consumers.

Reply Parent Score: 2