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agk
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re: Windows on ARM will not be terribly successful says analyst
agk   1/15/2012 6:43:36 AM
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Now people are more sensitive and especially youngsters are so particular that their phones to be more and more faster with more features. So if Intel can do a fine tuning and speed up noticeably they will have a opening into this segment also.further improve the same they can stand ,supply forever.

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re: Windows on ARM will not be terribly successful says analyst
Yog-Sothoth   1/15/2012 6:44:35 PM
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Windows on ARM may be less than successful not through lack of compatibility but through the sheer fact that Windows is irrelevant in the modern world. I can browse the web on a phone, a tablet, a laptop, a PC, a TV - who cares what OS they are running or what CPU they use? I don't. These ancient analysts seem very out of touch.

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sharps_eng   1/15/2012 10:33:08 PM
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There is room for a lot of companies in the smartphone market, global revenue is truly immense. There is a lot of primitive, binary thinking around, all or nothing - won or lose. There is room for all.

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re: Windows on ARM will not be terribly successful says analyst
GroovyGeek   1/16/2012 3:20:18 AM
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"Gold’s skepticism arises from the lack of backwards software compatibility on the platform" Finally, an article on the EE Times that correctly points the singular importance of this fact. Itanium failed because of it, and so did a number of other CPU platforms. AMD x64 succeeded SOLELY because of it. Will anyone bother to re-compile the bazzilions of programs for IA32/x64 to the ARM version? I seriously doubt it.

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Peter Clarke   1/16/2012 10:23:07 AM
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@GroovyGeek I am not sure it is necessary to re-compile bazzilions of programs for Windows 8 on ARM to be a success. I understand that Microsoft recompiling the Office suite of applications for ARM. Perhaps that would be enough? If not what other applications would be neccessary and sufficient to allow WoA success?

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t.alex   1/16/2012 2:46:16 PM
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Will developers need to rewrite/recompile their software again for ARM? This is a big backward step.

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re: Windows on ARM will not be terribly successful says analyst
chanj0   1/16/2012 5:47:33 PM
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I cannot say how many applications consumers are looking for in a PC. I am happy if I have Microsoft Office, or equivalent. On the other hands, one of the main drivers in PC market is gaming. Consumers buy faster and better PC because of game. The effort game companies have to put in to build game for WoA would be another factor to affect the success of WoA, wouldn't it?

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Robotics Developer   1/16/2012 7:52:22 PM
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I had not seen anyone talk about the cost of Windows on ARM as of yet. Do we have any indication that WoA will be cheap or expensive? Given the price pressures and the low cost of ARM to begin with I would be curious how WoA will be positioned: low cost or not? If WoA lowers the cost of the platform AND (yes a big and) keep (or improve) the performance of the system then it will make some inroads.

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KB3001   1/16/2012 11:13:46 PM
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This backward compatibility story is a red herring IMO. Times have changed. Clients are thinner, connectivity/bandwidth is much higher, and SoA/WoA is the new paradigm.

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sharps_eng   1/16/2012 11:26:34 PM
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Office left x86 a long time ago. Later versions of Windows have had much cleaner APIs that have allowed or forced Office applications to get their act together and get properly abstracted. Already with Win2000, Office apps were communicating internally using sockets, and that process has continued. The port to Apple computers had a similar hygienic effect on code cleanliness, and so retargeting Office for alien technology is not the monster it once was.

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