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[5]: Kernel is portable
by viton on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 13:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Kernel is portable"
viton
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According to me the idea that Microsoft wrote a new operating system for the Xbox (which is identical to an x86 PC) is ridiculous.

It is the only option actually.
Game machine doesn't need thick HAL or drivers. Everything is fixed and works directly with hardware.
OS is tuned for performance, memory consumption.
It has no swap. It must occupy fixed, predictable amount of ram.
You can't just allocate "a couple more of megabytes" YOU FAILED. You can't consume much more CPU time - YOU FAILED.

Edited 2010-12-22 13:19 UTC

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