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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RE: Makes sense
by freebsd on Fri 24th Dec 2010 07:43 UTC in reply to "Makes sense"
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Most of their stuff is based on .Net

I assume you were not thinking about Office, IE, Active Directory and other similar behemoths. They are most likely in C/C++ with some portion specific to processors(Assembly!), porting them is little more than just compilation.

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RE[2]: Makes sense
by moondevil on Fri 24th Dec 2010 21:33 in reply to "RE: Makes sense"
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Most of their tools are nowadays developed in .Net.

Even the C/C++ build chain now make use of msbuild (Microsoft's Ant) instead of nmake.

The only C/C++ software are operating system low level stuff and APIs, games and applications that Microsoft has before .Net.

Still, C and C++ can be made quite portable, and lets not forget that the NT line used to run in several platforms.

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