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Duane Benson
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
Duane Benson   1/14/2011 10:26:23 PM
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Dr. MP Divakar, I could be wrong about the desire for a Windows environment. But what I am very confident about is that users will not want to up and down convert files going from one platform to the next. Regardless of what the environment is (HW or SW), users will want complete interoperability. I used a number of CE devices in years past and I really found them useful, except for the fact that the formats had to be converted and the CE applications were significantly feature stunted. Not just reduced feature set, but stunted. The version of "Word" for CE was only slightly more usable than is notepad. That's not going to cut it.

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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
docdivakar   1/14/2011 8:52:14 PM
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@Duane Benson: I have to disagree on your observation that most people would like to see window's environment on tablets. Windows including CE-version is an OS that was never optimized for haptics-based instructions to the processor. As some one else remarked in this forum, I hope Microsoft guts most of the bloated OS blocks and writes new, optimized (& more importantly crash-proof!) code for the handhelds. The last thing I want to see is a blue screen with text on my tablet! My Windows7 on a Toshiba laptop crashes so often that I use my backup desktop with XP! Dr. MP Divakar

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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
SallyF   1/12/2011 8:07:12 PM
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So anyone who complains about anything is a "hater"??? How odd. Or is this reserved for those of us who want to see Microsoft fail? Either way, Microsoft has made thousands of claims and statements about what markets they are going to enter and dominate, and most of what they have said has been shown over time to be false. Microsoft is destroying the US and world economies with their do nothing operating system software that costs $320 a license. Microsoft is destroying the US by their tight fisted monopoly that is taking software development in the wrong direction. Microsoft's illegal business practices have cost the US and world economies trillions and I'm not happy about it. The media is also to blame. For years they claimed Vista was a great success, but now we find out Vista never had more than 14% of the desktop PC market. And for all the current lies out of Redmond, XP still holds supreme on over 60% of desktops. So if I'm a hater, then let's just apply the label "liar" to Microsoft.

SallyF
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
SallyF   1/12/2011 7:58:19 PM
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I have never actually met anyone who wanted a Microsoft Windows experience at all. People greet the names "Microsoft" and "Windows" with curse words. No we don't want anything with Microsoft in it. What we want is for any and all other companies to continue to thrive in the tablet, netbook, or smart phone market. We can learn to use whatever interface is provided but what we can't stand is for the company that has destroyed worldwide productivity for over a decade to continue their shameless act.

crwilliams
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
crwilliams   1/11/2011 8:52:11 PM
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Windows CE already runs on some ARM processors and has done since at least CE 5

kdboyce
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
kdboyce   1/11/2011 6:15:51 AM
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Darn it! I was just getting ready to suggest that very name to Microsoft! Now I have to go back to the drawing board.

eewiz
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
eewiz   1/8/2011 5:00:46 AM
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Dont worry antitrust legislation wont let that happen

_hm
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
_hm   1/8/2011 4:12:23 AM
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What will happen to Microsoft if Apple takes over ARM? There is also possibility that Apple or Intel can take over ARM. What will be exit stratagey for other major player?

Scott.May
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
Scott.May   1/8/2011 12:23:16 AM
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I use Windows on almost every computer I have, so I'm not a MS hater - but what's the point of doing this? Only some software will be recompiled for the ARM architecture so you won't have the huge range of software we already have for the x86 platform. We already have numerous Linux and Android builds that run well on ARM and x86, with a huge amount of software available. This is just wasting time and resources.

Scott.May
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re: It's official: Windows 8 will run on ARM
Scott.May   1/8/2011 12:18:45 AM
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Windows Home Server "not compatible with virtually any hardware" - what? It runs on any x86 box. It was intended for vendor specific boxes, but you can buy it and run it on whatever you want.

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