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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Don't forget the .net framework...
by rrife on Tue 28th Dec 2010 01:07 UTC
rrife
Member since:
2006-12-12

Most Windows apps are now built using the .Net Framework, which could easily be ported to ARM, thus allowing all (err, most) .Net apps to run w/o any recompiling.

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SteveB Member since:
2005-07-10

Most Windows apps are now built using the .Net Framework, which could easily be ported to ARM, thus allowing all (err, most) .Net apps to run w/o any recompiling.
Yeah right. Business applications are build using the .Net framework. RDBMS? Messaging? Groupware? Web servers? etc... all of them are made mostly in .Net. Right? And they just run without recompile on ARM. Right?

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

Most Windows apps are now built using the .Net Framework, which could easily be ported to ARM, thus allowing all (err, most) .Net apps to run w/o any recompiling.


Most .Net applications are compiled to full binaries and not .Net CLR Bytecode. So they would still need to be recompiled. .Net CLR Bytecode seems to be very seldom used and is more just a footnote in the .Net history than it is actual .Net usage.

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