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: Virtual Machine or Hypervisor?
by WereCatf on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 05:22 UTC in reply to "Virtual Machine or Hypervisor?"
WereCatf
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I am not very knowledgeable in this area, so I am just kind shooting in the dark here, but is it possible for them to run windows 7 and native apps on some type of hypervisor? I dont know if it's possible to emulate or virtualize x86 code on ARM, but that would be interesting.

Of course it is _possible_ to emulate one or another architechture on it, but it's simply not feasible. It requires a sh*tload of CPU-time meaning the apps wouldn't run all that well and that it'd eat battery like there was no tomorrow. The less the application actually does and the simpler it was then sure, the less it'd require, but as soon as the app is more complicated than a simple calculator the system would have to spend way too much time translating the code that it'd bog everything down.

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