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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by kaiwai on Thu 6th Jan 2011 07:40 UTC
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I've had a read over at a few other website I saw this interesting piece:

http://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-windows-8-to-feature-tile-based-in...

Apparently Silverlight is going to play a greater role in the future of Windows application development:

"The Windows and Office teams are betting very heavily on this new app type, according to my source, and development has already begun using a beta version of Visual Studio 2012."


With the mixing and matching of native and managed code/Silverlight as shown with the improvements that'll come in Silverlight 5 are we going to see a migration away from the win32 GUI components to using Silverlight for all the visual presentation. Siverlight is native for mouse and touch, a migration to a Silverlight interface will provide the sort of flexibility that allow Windows 8 to run on touch hand held devices, laptops, desktops etc. I just hope that Windows 8 have a back bone and push through instead of compromising for the whingers and whiners demanding that their 40 year old punch card application to work flawlessly with Windows.

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