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 rif42 on Thu 6th Jan 2011 08:52 UTC in reply to "BC"
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It means there is no longer value in all the "legacy" crap that runs only on windows (shareware, etc), and it means there will be a bunch of windows computers that are immune to computer viruses running around (for a while).

Microsoft thinks there is lots of value in their legacy software. That is why they are porting Windows over to ARM. And remember this is not the first time Microsoft is working on ARM CPUs, they have been making Windows CE/Mobile for a long time. Maybe they will succeed this time, maybe not.

I do not understand your complain about shareware. The ability to test before you buy is much more to the favour of the user. Much better than novelty apps (I am rich 999USD) you must pay an Apple App-store before even testing.

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