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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umccullough
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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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bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

And, there's a (potentially doctored? it looks a bit odd) screenshot of "Windows 6.2.7867" - which fits right into the Win7 lineage, as well as a screenshot of this running Office 2010 on ARM.

This is NT, no doubt about it. (As opposed to CE, 9x, or anything like that.)

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