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Windows on ARM: It's a whole new ballgame

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Yog-Sothoth
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re: Windows on ARM: It's a whole new ballgame
Yog-Sothoth   1/7/2011 6:06:36 PM
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Windows + ARM means perpetrating an ancient, inefficient, bloated OS even more. Today I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on a Dell T7400 / x5472 with 20G ram and... its slow and clunky and takes 2G ram just to boot. Anyone who thinks Windows on ARM is a good idea is just plain deluded.

eewiz
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re: Windows on ARM: It's a whole new ballgame
eewiz   1/7/2011 4:12:27 PM
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"There is some inherent danger for the whole semiconductor industry here. What happens when no one company has the motivation and financial clout to plow through the enormously difficult tasks of delivering new chip processing technologies?" I wouldnt worry about this. TSMC is around & IBM fabclub is also around. Maybe Intel can spinoff its foundry division and form another fabclub to split the development costs :)

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re: Windows on ARM: It's a whole new ballgame
eewiz   1/7/2011 4:09:47 PM
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Win 8+ ARM= Low cost computing. 300$ CPU + 200$ OS is going to be replaced with 50$ ARM chip + 50$ OS (max possible price as Android is free & Win 7 Starter(a stripped down version) on netbooks goes for ~15$ even now)

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re: Windows on ARM: It's a whole new ballgame
rick merritt   1/7/2011 3:54:36 PM
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What will the availability of Windows on ARM mean to you?

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