Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:09 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows As you all know, Windows 8 will be the first release of Windows NT which supports the ARM architecture. Microsoft hasn't been particularly forthcoming about this new Windows variant, but that's changing today. The company has posted a long and in-depth blog post about Windows 8 on ARM.
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VM's to the rescue
by ToddB on Fri 10th Feb 2012 17:22 UTC
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With the power of these tablets, running a program like vmware would be feasible. This would solve the running linux, winxp, etc. issues. Then again, that would require someone to write a VM for the app store, and get it approved. My primary reason for wanting a tablet is to use inkscape,, mypaint and blender. Though these are probably going to be capacitive touch screens making decent stylus's unuseable. I wish someone would make a tablet for engineers/artists. In my mind a tablet should be a replacement for a pad of paper. You just scrawl out ideas and draw out diagrams quick, or do sketches.

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RE: VM's to the rescue
by blitze on Fri 10th Feb 2012 23:30 in reply to "VM's to the rescue"
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Yeap - the closest you have is the Samsung Galaxy Note but its 5" screen mightn't be the screen rel estate you were looking for.

That being said, their stylus/pen input is supposedly quite well developed and ideal for a small notepad type device. Might even replace my N900 for one given I have huge mits and the device mightn't look to out of place in my hands as a phone LOL.

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RE: VM's to the rescue
by puenktchen on Sat 11th Feb 2012 21:22 in reply to "VM's to the rescue"
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No it's not. VMware isn't an emulator, it's a hypervisor. It doesn't emulate a X86-system, it just gives you access to an virtual machine on a X86-system. Thats why it runs with reasonable speed. An emulator like vitualpc, bochs etc. will only run with a fifth of the host system is it is a very good one. Which brings you down maybe to the level of a slow pentium2 on a fast tablet. And it will burn a hole in your battery.

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