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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Not Win CE
by Ventajou on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 01:03 UTC
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Member since:
2006-10-31

AFAIK, CE has been running on ARM for a long time, in the Zune for example. Since they've just released their new phone OS which is probably just a new CE with a new user interface (just speculating here) then it seems that a big announcement would be either a standard Windows desktop OS or a netbook/tablet version of win phone 7 because Windows 7 is just not able to power an ipad competitor.

In any case, they already have experience on the platform and with the .Net framework they also have an excellent API that a lot of developers are familiar with. Plus Visual Studio is one of the best IDEs around and it already supports several platforms. It would probably not be long before apps started showing up.

We have to see what really happens but I'd not call this a failure just yet.

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RE: Not Win CE
by oiaohm on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 01:14 in reply to "Not Win CE"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

AFAIK, CE has been running on ARM for a long time, in the Zune for example. Since they've just released their new phone OS which is probably just a new CE with a new user interface (just speculating here) then it seems that a big announcement would be either a standard Windows desktop OS or a netbook/tablet version of win phone 7 because Windows 7 is just not able to power an ipad competitor.

In any case, they already have experience on the platform and with the .Net framework they also have an excellent API that a lot of developers are familiar with. Plus Visual Studio is one of the best IDEs around and it already supports several platforms. It would probably not be long before apps started showing up.

We have to see what really happens but I'd not call this a failure just yet.


Wake me when .net gets retooled to allow power effective optionals. Visual Studio is not the best IDE around for crossplatform development. That is a toss up between QT Designer Kdevelop and Eclipse.

Number of platforms Visual Studio supports is basically nothing.

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RE[2]: Not Win CE
by lucas_maximus on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 09:47 in reply to "RE: Not Win CE"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Wake me when .net gets retooled to allow power effective optionals. Visual Studio is not the best IDE around for crossplatform development. That is a toss up between QT Designer Kdevelop and Eclipse.

Number of platforms Visual Studio supports is basically nothing.


Lets not forget that you can develop on Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Zune, Xbox 360 (via XNA) and then there is the .Net Micro-framework, which can run on a wristwatch.

Anyway, the original posters point was that there are plenty of developers with relevant experience already for .Net, which will certainly be included with any ARM version of Windows.

So the development skills are already there.

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RE[2]: Not Win CE
by spiderman on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 09:59 in reply to "RE: Not Win CE"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Bullshit, the best IDE is Emacs.

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RE: Not Win CE
by 0brad0 on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 02:30 in reply to "Not Win CE"
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

AFAIK, CE has been running on ARM for a long time, in the Zune for example. Since they've just released their new phone OS which is probably just a new CE with a new user interface (just speculating here) then it seems that a big announcement would be either a standard Windows desktop OS or a netbook/tablet version of win phone 7 because Windows 7 is just not able to power an ipad competitor.


CE and WP7 are awful. Wake me when they have real options that are not a joke.

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