Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 19:19 UTC
Windows The rumours about Windows possibly being ported to ARM has left a lot of people bewildered; why would you port Windows NT when Windows CE 6.0 is a perfectly capable operating system? Putting all the pieces together, it's actually quite clear why you would want Windows NT on ARM: servers.
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windows on arm
by poundsmack on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 19:55 UTC
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the whole thing is very simple really. remember the talk of having "windows as a service"? the OS loading from the cloud and bla bla bla. thinking about these arm netbooks and arm tablets it would make sense that these would load a web version of windows with minimal local instal. that's a lot less to port to arm. then again, maybe I'm wrong. it happens every now and then.

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RE: windows on arm
by looncraz on Fri 24th Dec 2010 03:46 in reply to "windows on arm"
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..."windows as a service"? the OS loading from the cloud...

You know why they want that?

So they can force everyone to pay a subscription to use Windows. The product on the computer itself would just be a loader to grab Windows from the 'cloud' (what we call the internet), making it virtually impossible to pirate Windows.

I can't wait for this day to happen. It will spell absolute doom for Microsoft's bottom line - in time.

The nerds will just switch over to Linux, or stick with old, pirated, Windows 7/8/X, and software will become increasingly scarce on Windows ( well, in relative terms only... ), and more plentiful in Linux et. al..

The end result is a larger, healthier, and free, alternative software solution. I love when companies fail to realize that their success is almost 100% the result of 'undesired' behavior, then fight that behavior only to see their doom...

Gonna be a few years, sadly... I hope they do it!

--The loon

Oh, and, what happens to all those wonderful Chinese? Oh yeah... they'll just compete. Failing to obtain a vendor lock-in for that market is precisely what we need to fix our little problem...

EDIT: missing 'r', augmentation

Edited 2010-12-24 03:51 UTC

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