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.
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RE[2]: what's the point?
by oiaohm on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE: what's the point?"
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2009-05-30

There is some version of Silverlight for ARM which apps can be built on. Native applications can come after. And honestly, you don't want to run native x86 windows applications on a tablet.

Silverlight on arm don't make me laugh. That is more I want to see my battery disappear. Its not power aware so is not suitable for portable devices.

This is the big bagage NT carries none of its applications are designed to work in power effective envorments ie like where you are running on batteries.

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RE[3]: what's the point?
by adizzy on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 01:04 in reply to "RE[2]: what's the point?"
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2007-05-29

Silverlight runs on wp7 (arm) already.

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RE[4]: what's the point?
by oiaohm on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 01:11 in reply to "RE[3]: what's the point?"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

Silverlight runs on wp7 (arm) already.


And it eats power not effective. Silverlight has failed as a web platform. To try to save MS R&D costs MS has tried to refactor it as a Mobile device development factor without retooling it for that job.

Basically there is such thing as kicking a dead horse and Silverlight is exactly that. Its a dead horse that MS does not want to admit is a screwup.

.Net is also screwed up for Mobile Devices. Google did not alter the way Java worked for Android for no good reason. The importance of power management.

MS at this stage is not tooled up correctly.

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