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[4]: Not Win CE
by Ventajou on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not Win CE"
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I didn't say that VS was the best IDE for cross platform, I said it's one of the best around. It's also highly extensible and if MS decides that it's important for VS to support something, they definitely have the ability to do it right.

I'm not sure why you have a fixation on embedded though, if you reread my original post, we know MS already have an embedded OS so if there is a big announcement then it's unlikely to be about embedded. Or it's unlikely to be a big announcement.

Also your claim about many devs vs. good devs has little backing. Think about all of the people developing for iphone or android, I doubt they are all experts about mobile development and battery friendly techniques. Yet it's the amount of apps available that's propping those two platforms to the top. It doesn't take a genius to write a fart app. If you look at android, they've achieved large speed and battery usage improvement in version 2.2 and that was an update of the system, not the apps.

Finally you seem to have a fixation on Qt and that's cool, but it seems that it's a different thing from .Net. You're talking about Nokia and all of that but MS has already released their phone OS and the development tools are already there. I see little reason for them to listen to you and migrate everything to Qt.

All I was saying is there are quite a lot of .Net developers around and it makes sense that MS would count on them to try and quickly get apps out for some hypothetical new Windows on ARM.

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