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  • Intel asked about licensing ARM, supporting Windows RT devices by Myriam Joire of Engadget

    Windows on ARMDoes Intel prepare to announce that they are making an ARM Processor? Did Intel phone Microsoft to ask them to rename Windows 8 on ARM to Windows RT to try to keep consumers away from ARM Powered Windows Desktops/Laptops? Which Desktop apps are going to work on Windows RT and is Intel in any way involved in deciding what gets to run on Windows RT?

  • Windows 8 on x86 Devices, Not ARM Best Choice for Enterprises: IDC

    Windows on ARMAn IDC analyst says x86 architecture devices would be more compatible with existing Windows environments for businesses. With ARM, Windows 8 devices "might as well be an iPad," said Paul Gillen, IDC program vice president for system software research.

  • 5 Reasons why Windows RT might not work

    Windows on ARMWindows 8-based tablets are all set for a November launch and frankly, we are quite kicked about it, since more competition is always a good thing for the consumer, that's you and me. Microsoft has a lot riding on their new Operating System, as not only is it being released for desktop PCs, for the first time, we'll be seeing ARM-based devices also run Windows, which opens new doors for the software giant, as they can now reach out to a much wider crowd.

  • Mozilla product director says Firefox on Window RT 'probably not worth it'

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - A Mozilla product director yesterday said that unless Microsoft allows other browser makers to call important APIs in Windows RT, it is "probably not worth it to even bother" building a version of Firefox for the new operating system.

  • Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley

    Windows on ARMThis week's Windows Weekly broadcast spends about 20 minutes (from 2:00 to just past 20:00) on the topic of Microsoft banning competing browsers from Windows on ARM.
     

  • Firefox on Windows Metro on ARM

    Windows on ARMWindows 8 Metro is a beautiful computing environment. Unfortunately, it's very limited when it comes to certain kinds of raw power that we're all used from the last couple of decades of Windows operating systems. Metro and the WinRT APIs that power it are great for games and simple apps, and they provide developers with the tools to make those apps stunningly beautiful, but they lack the kind of power needed to drive sophisticated programs like Web browsers and office productivity applications.

  • No, Windows RT Isn’t Windows . . . Yet

    Windows on ARMThere's been an interesting debate lately about whether Microsoft's ARM-based derivative of Windows 8, called Windows RT, is really Windows. This debate arose out of a recent news story, in which Mozilla and Google have both complained about Microsoft's decision to prevent them from making a desktop-based web browser for Windows RT. More recently, a US Senate subcommittee has decided to investigate this complaint, which could of course have antitrust implications.

  • Is Microsoft mismanaging Windows on ARM?

    Windows on ARMJon Honeyball has serious doubts about how Microsoft is handling Windows on ARM - I'm having serious doubts about the way Microsoft is handling the ARM chipset family, which it called WOA (short for Windows On ARM) and is now officially called Windows RT.

  • Windows RT browser concerns to be reviewed by Senate Committee

    Windows on ARMAt the end of last week, the Mozilla Foundation publicly voiced its concerns about certain restrictions that Microsoft is imposing on its new Windows RT operating system – the version of Windows 8 designed and optimised for ARM-based devices. Microsoft’s plan is for Internet Explorer 10 to be the only browser on Windows RT that can operate in both the new Metro and ‘classic’ Desktop environments.

  • Windows RT Blocks Other Browsers, Mozilla Says

    Windows on ARMAn attorney at Mozilla, which makes the Firefox Web browser, contended that Microsoft restricts browser choice on Windows RT (formerly known as "Windows 8 on ARM"), effectively moving the company into antitrust territory.

  • Why Mozilla believes Firefox on Windows RT is a bust

    Windows on ARMMozilla could bring Firefox to Windows Metro. But without access to system services that IE10 gets, it would be hobbled, and Mozilla would be shut out of a new PC segment. Technically, Microsoft hasn't banned non-IE browsers in Windows RT, the forthcoming Windows 8 version for machines with ARM processors. But as Mozilla sees it, Microsoft may as well have.

  • Unfair maybe, but Microsoft has the right to bar browsers from Windows RT

    Windows on ARMSuddenly, the new Microsoft doesn't look all that different from the old one. During court proceedings for the 1998-2001 antitrust trial, government lawyers accused Microsoft of playing favorites by providing its developers access to information not available to third parties -- thus giving Internet Explorer unfair competitive advantage over Netscape. The company's browser policy regarding Windows RT isn't just much the same, it's much more. IE gets hugely exclusive access. The question: Is it anticompetitive?

  • Mozilla and Google accuse Microsoft of unfair browser competition

    Windows on ARMSummary: Microsoft will restrict third-party browsers like Firefox and Chrome to the Metro sandbox in Windows 8 for ARM devices, while treating Internet Explorer 10 as an "intrinsic feature" of Windows. Mozilla and its primary backer, Google, say that's not fair.

  • Why Is Microsoft Trying to Hobble Firefox on Windows 8 Tablets - and Why Does It Matter?

    Windows on ARMAs Windows 8 approaches, Mozilla developers have been working hard on a Metro version. If you're using Windows 8 on the desktop, no problem. Tablet users, however, are going to be denied a fully functional Firefox - and will face restrictions on many other third-party applications. In the name of security, Microsoft is forcing them into a "sandbox" on ARM devices. The lockdown renegs on the company's prior promises, and it's going to have some far-reaching effects on many applications.

  • Microsoft will cripple Chrome and Firefox on Windows 8-based ARM tablets. Does it matter?

    Windows on ARMWhen ARM tablets running Windows 8 ship, Chrome, Firefox, and other browsers will be at a disadvantage, because Internet Explorer will be the only browser allowed to take advantage of certain features of the operating system. Mozilla and Google are crying "foul." Do the restrictions really matter?

  • Microsoft bans Firefox on ARM-based Windows, Mozilla says

    Windows on ARMRaising the specter of last-generation browser battles, Mozilla launches a publicity campaign to seek a place for browsers besides IE on Windows devices using ARM chips. Stop me if you've heard this one before: Microsoft muscles aside other browsers and cements the dominance of Internet Explorer. The browser market, deprived of competition, stagnates.

  • Windows RT Restrictions: Deal-Breaking or Worth A Look?

    Windows on ARMThe Wintel marriage fell apart. The Intel/AMD x86 family of chips is no longer the only hardware architecture supported by Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8. The next-generation OS will also run on low-powered ARM tablets (as well as upcoming desktops and laptops based on ARM).

  • The premature demise of Windows 8 on ARM, courtesy of Intel’s Medfield

    Windows on ARMOther than the death of the Start button and the Metro UI, the single biggest change in Windows 8 is that it’s now a fully paid up member of the touch-first ARM ecosystem. After 20 years of being x86-only, this tectonic shift was triggered by two key factors: ARM is cheaper than x86, and it’s also more power efficient.

  • Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft Windows 8 is the highly anticipated latest addition to the Windows family. Expected to launch either late this year or early 2013, Windows 8 brings with it the most substantial user experience change since Windows 95.

  • Did Microsoft run out of time with Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - Microsoft may have simply run out of time with Windows RT, an analyst said today. Windows RT, the name Microsoft slapped on the OS earlier this week after calling it "Windows on ARM," or WOA, for months, is the forked version of Windows 8 designed to run on devices powered by ARM SoCs, or system-on-a-chip.


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