Windows getting with the ARM!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by maxpower097, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. maxpower097

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    So MS windows now seems to be working a lot on getting WIN 7 running smooth on ARM processors instead of INTEL or AMD. Heres a snippet from a CES report.

    "Instead of running on processors from Intel Corp. or Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the mainstays of Windows PCs for three decades, these computers were running on cell-phone-style chips based on designs from ARM Holdings PLC. That could mean laptops and tablets with longer battery lives, and give Windows a better chance of gaining a foothold in the emerging world of tablet computers.
    Apple Inc.'s hit iPad tablet runs on an ARM-based chip, which is part of the reason it can last 10 hours on one charge. Microsoft didn't say when an ARM-based version of Windows might be available, but indicated that it's at least a year away."

    I think this is really good for us embedded guys because were gonna see a lot more ARM breakthroughs and progress.
  2. thatoneguy

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 19, 2009
    Hopefully. Linux has supported ARM for a very long time. Windows has enough problems on the x86 platform.

    If they re-wrote Win 7 from scratch, instead of patching together a bunch of kludges, it may be useful, both on ARM and on x86! :D
  3. tom66

    Senior Member

    May 9, 2009
    The *only* advantage I see with Windows at the moment is that almost all programs run on it. With ARM, who knows? Some developers may port, but most will like to stick with x86. Because their assembly kludges work.

    Some people may be familiar with the interface, but that can be duplicated.