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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Comment by Sabon
by Sabon on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 17:20 UTC
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"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."

Do you mean compared to IOS? That's a joke right? I mean, more than joke that Ballmer is...

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RE: Comment by Sabon
by fran on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 20:24 in reply to "Comment by Sabon"
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Steve Ballmer is no joke

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RE: Comment by Sabon
by vivainio on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 22:37 in reply to "Comment by Sabon"
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"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."

Do you mean compared to IOS? That's a joke right? I mean, more than joke that Ballmer is...


Most people will never use iOS. Most people use, have used or will use Windows.

Making that platform available for a new CPU architecture is a bigger deal than a phone OS that shipped with nice launcher icons and good framerate. It would "validate" ARM for many desktop/laptop use cases (e.g. for people that just need MSOffice).

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RE[2]: Comment by Sabon
by MysterMask on Fri 24th Dec 2010 08:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sabon"
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Most people use, have used or will use Windows.


Fact is that most people use more then one OS. It's just your narrow historic view that rates desktop OSes as more important than their smaller brethren running on phones, mp3-players, tablets, PDAs, etc.

But luckily for users, technology instead of user centric classical desktop OSes are loosing ground in more and more use cases. Gone are the days where you need your tech savvy neighbour for everyday tasks just because the OS sucks ..

And thus, a rumor about a dinosaur OS extending to another CPU architecture is maybe interesting but surely not groundbreaking or the biggest thing in a decade. The coming of iOS and Android are ..

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