Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Jan 2011 22:09 UTC
Windows And this is part two of the story: Microsoft has just confirmed the next version of Windows NT (referring to it as NT for clarity's sake) will be available for ARM - or more specifically, SoCs from NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. Also announced today at CES is Microsoft Office for ARM. Both Windows NT and Microsoft Office were shown running on ARM during a press conference for the fact at CES in Las Vegas.
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fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

I cant see a referral to Windows NT in the press release?
Maybe I'm just missing it?

It says Windows support for ARM on the next release of windows and support for system on a chip.
Are you just assuming this is Windows NT?
Windows 8 will be a new OS.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Windows 8, like Windows 7, and every version of Windows since XP, is Windows NT. Do you think that MS rewrite Windows every time that they release a new version?

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kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

Windows 8, like Windows 7, and every version of Windows since XP, is Windows NT.

since Windows 2000...

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

It is without doubt very much NT. The likelyhood of Microsoft completely rewriting every single subsystem to such an extent they are no longer the least bit compatible is very low. Particularly considering the portability of the NT kernel and Windows API.

But of course... Microsoft may have switched ported Windows API to Haiku, OS/2 or even the Linux-kernel. I doubt it though.

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

I cant see a referral to Windows NT in the press release?


You read Thom's summary wrong - he was the one clarifying this - to make sure nobody was confusing it with Windows CE/Phone/Mobile/Pocket (whatever they call it now).

Thus, Windows 8 for ARM will not be based on NT the same way that Apple's iOS was not based on OS X.

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sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

No, he reads the summary like it's written. Thom also claims the demonstrated Windows version has already been released. The truth is Microsoft demo'd some Windows Thom himself is referring to as 'Windows NT', and that particular version has not been released yet.

Therefore we still have to wait some time for the 1996's case of multi-platform Windows release to come.

Edited 2011-01-06 06:39 UTC

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