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: Counter foothold move.
by Tuishimi on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 04:18 UTC in reply to "Counter foothold move."
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

It will likely be a juiced version of CE... I don't know what else it could be. Unless MS has been building Windows on multiple platforms (kind of like OS X was over the years)... but MS would have no real reason to do that since the x86 market has always been all it needed.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Are you forgetting the versions of NT 4 for alpha and ppc? Windows NT was designed to be portable across processors. Have they kept it portable? At one point some one thought that an alpha powered NT machine was a good idea ( I did too, but lacked the money at the time for an alpha).

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RE[3]: Counter foothold move.
by Tuishimi on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 16:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Counter foothold move."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I knew about Alpha... I worked at DEC in my early years. Did not know about a PPC version! So there you have it, all things are possible. ;)

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RE[3]: Counter foothold move.
by tbcpp on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 17:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Counter foothold move."
tbcpp Member since:
2006-02-06

It's more than that. The complete list of platforms a NT kernel has been ported to is: Intel x86, MIPS R3000/R4000, Alpha, PowerPC, Itanium, and AMD64

Edited 2010-12-22 17:20 UTC

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