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  • 9 growing threats to the success of Windows 8

    Windows on ARMThe news is full of tablets but popular as they are, they're still a tiny fraction of the million PCs that ship every day. That's one of the things Microsoft is counting on with Windows 8; that it can build on the scale of PC sales to sell tablets with the same Windows 8 Metro experience.

  • How to Think About Windows on ARM

    Windows on ARMThe first time I went to see Microsoft, it was still up in Bellevue, Washington and it employed about 70 people. This is a company that I have followed even closer than Apple over the years and I've interacted with almost all of its leaders since 1982. I have even worked on various Microsoft projects from time to time.

  • Android and ARM elbow in on Wintel alliance

    Windows on ARMFor many years, the market for personal computing equipment was dominated by the Wintel "duopoly." But no more. In practice, Wintel wasn't so much two companies scheming together as it was a marriage of convenience pairing two dominant technologies: Microsoft's Windows operating system and Intel's x86 processor family.

  • Stocks that will benefit from Windows 8

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's next big catalyst is Windows 8, and from the early looks of things, it blows away its past predecessors.There was a demonstration done recently where the boot time was the fastest in Microsoft's history. On a regular laptop, it was even faster an Apple MacBook, which is known for its fast start times. Historically, this has been a major complaint of Windows users. From the looks of those videos, end users will not be complaining anymore.

  • Nvidia talks Tegra, Windows 8 and tablets

    Windows on ARMNvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says that his company's Tegra processor will be in both tablets and PCs running Windows 8 by the end of 2012. According to Huang, a $199 ARM-powered PC categorized as "bottom-of-the-barrel" by today's x86 standards will be be nothing short of "exquisite" when running Windows 8.

  • Intel braces for rival ARM, Windows 8

    Windows on ARMOn the back of good but not great earnings Wednesday, Intel CEO Paul Otellini was queried about how Windows 8--the first mainstream operating system from Microsoft to support ARM chips--will change the competitive landscape.

  • Intel, AMD, and ARM are About to Go to War

    Windows on ARM

    The entire mobile computing  market is about to experience a substantial change, from the predominant use of the ARM processor to that of Intel and AMD – potentially. Currently, the tablet market is dominated by ARM chips produced by Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Nvidia. And, until now, unlike laptops, tablets haven’t sported Intel or AMD silicon.

  • ARM Says Microsoft Software Opens Door to Televisions, Cars

    Windows on ARMMay 30 (Bloomberg) -- ARM Holdings Plc, whose chip designs are used in Apple Inc.’s iPad, said Microsoft Corp.’s adoption of its technology will help Windows software expand into cars and televisions.

  • Apple could adopt ARM for laptops, but why would it?

    Windows on ARMThe Apple/ARM rumor du jour is that Apple will transition its entire portable Mac line to ARM-based CPUs, dropping Intel altogether. Sources speaking to Semi Accurate claim this is a "done deal," and the move should happen by 2013, when a 64-bit ARM A15 core becomes available. While a future generation of Apple's A5 processor could make some sense for something akin to the MacBook Air, the claim that Apple will ditch Intel wholesale for ARM just doesn't add up.


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