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]: Two years away?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 12:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Two years away?"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

So, IMO, Windows-on-ARM is actually targetted at the low-power high-performance quad core Cortex-A15 MPcore based servers that will be available on the market in a few years time.


Yes, that makes a hell of a lot more sense to me as well (I'll write a new article on this today, with the WSJ article and your comment as sources). I mean, I'm sure Microsoft plans to move WP7 to the tablet space, while keeping NT for desktops/laptops/servers. Since a Microsoft server usually consists of Microsoft software (which MS can compile for ARM itself) combined with open source software (which is usually available for ARM already), the application situation wouldn't apply.

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RE[3]: Two years away?
by spiderman on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 13:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Two years away?"
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2008-10-23

NT on ARM is just that, NT on the ARM architecture. People can do whatever they want with that. You can run it on a server or on a tablet.
Windows 7 already runs on tablets. Some people think that you don't need Windows software on a tablet but that is wrong. I know people who bought tablets just to run Photoshop on it.

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RE[4]: Two years away?
by vodoomoth on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 14:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Two years away?"
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2010-03-30

I know people who bought tablets just to run Photoshop on it.

And how are these people faring?

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