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  • Behind Intel's trash-talking about Windows on ARM

    Windows on ARMWindows RT, aka Windows on ARM-based devices, is too limited to succeed, say many people who've tried out the Windows 8 consumer preview. However, you don't need an ARM tablet to simulate the Windows RT experience; just stick with the Metro part of Windows 8 on whatever touch device you have. So why is Intel CEO Paul Otellini talking publicly about how the transition from Intel chips to ARM chips for Windows will be such an uphill battle?

  • Poll: Windows 8 or Windows RT device?

    Windows on ARMWhich upcoming Windows device seems more appealing? One running on Windows 8 or one on Windows RT? - Windows 8 and Windows RT and the new touch-centric Metro interface will be upon us before you know it. So, which has the most promise?

  • Intel CEO Otellini Calls out ARM on Windows 8 Tablets

    Windows on ARMIntel CEO Paul Otellini on Thursday said that the company has an advantage over its rival ARM on Windows 8 for tablets because of decades of developing x86 chips that support the Windows operating system.

  • 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 on Intel is unlike ARM in crucial way, Microsoft confirms

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft made it clear today why Windows 8 on an Intel-based tablet will be different from competing tablets based on ARM chips. After speaking in Barcelona for close to an hour today about how Windows 8 on Intel and Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) will be the same, two Microsoft executives addressed, albeit briefly, a much more sensitive topic: why they're also very different.

  • HP working on Windows 8 tablets using Intel, ARM chips: Sources

    Windows on ARMHewlett-Packard has Windows 8 tablets and hybrid devices in the works, sources told CNET. This follows comments this week by CEO Meg Whitman, who signaled that HP is readying a bevy of Windows 8 products for the fourth quarter.

  • FAQ: WOA vs. x86, which Windows tablet to pick?

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - IT managers weighing the pros and cons of picking either an upcoming Windows on ARM (WOA) tablet or an x86-based Windows 8 tablet still face a number of unknowns.

  • Building Windows 8 Apps Is the Same for ARM and x86

    Windows on ARMOne of the main focuses Microsoft has announced for the next flavor of its desktop client, Windows 8, is the availability of a consistent experience across all devices. That also includes the development of applications for Windows on ARM, which is now to be the same as when it comes to building apps for x86 architectures.

  • Windows 8 on ARM? Intel must be laughing

    Windows on ARMOur columnist Gary Marshall points out that Microsoft's decision to prevent third-party apps on ARM-based Windows 8 desktops will only serve to confuse. He's right. And, what's more, it horribly hobbles ARM-based Windows 8 hardware to the extent that Intel will be rubbing its hands together with glee.

  • ARM, Inc. president Simon Segars interview on Intel and Windows 8: 'Medfield isn't a surprise to us'

    Windows on ARMThough it didn't have any announcements of its own at CES 2012, ARM is always a major thrust of the show — its processor designs can be found in a staggering percentage of the worlds phones, tablets, and embedded systems.

  • Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X1 Hybrid Laptop Packing Secondary ARM SoC

    Windows on ARMEarlier today, Lenovo has announced the new ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop that was designed to sport a secondary operating system and an ARM-based Qualcomm SoC in order to deliver up to 10 hours of battery life to its users

  • Qualcomm to Lead ARM in War Against Intel With New Laptop Chips

    Windows on ARMThe war between Intel Corp. (INTC) and the alliance of chipmakers using ARM Holdings, Plc.'s (LON:ARM) titular core designs is heating up. Intel is the world's largest personal computer CPU maker, while ARM Holdings is the largest core licenser on the general CPU market, which includes everything from the chip in your dishwasher to automotive CPUs. The stage is set for the pair to duke it out at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

  • Intel pitches ultrabooks as the answer to ARM-based tablets

    Windows on ARMIntel has pitched ultrabooks as the answer to ARM-based tablet shortcomings. In a document titled "Ultra Excited for Ultrabook" referenced at the home page of its newly launched Ultrabook Community, Intel outlines why it believes that ultrabooks offer users a better alternative to tablets.

  • Trouble May be Ahead for Intel Medfield's Fight Against ARM

    Windows on ARMNext year, Intel will have to show that it can deliver on promises of a competitive tablet and smartphone chip platform to be able to compete with ARM vendors - especially since ARM vendors will be encroaching on Intel territory with the release of Windows 8 for ARM.

  • Windows on ARM to challenge WinTel paradigm

    Windows on ARMARM RISC-based processors running Microsoft Windows 8 are expected to make an official appearance by the end of 2012 - and could begin seriously competing in the notebook market by June 2013. Indeed, industry heavyweights such as Nvidia and Qualcomm have been souping up the raw horsepower of their next-gen ARM chips, while simultaneously tweaking power consumption requirements.

  • Windows 8 makes Intel very, very happy

    Windows on ARMTo say Intel CEO Paul Otellini is upbeat about the prospects for Microsoft's Windows 8 may be a bit of an understatement. In fact, Otellini said Windows 8 is "one of the best things that's ever happened to our company." That's one pretty heady statement. Speaking at a Credit Suisse technology conference, Otellini batted away worries that he called myths surrounding Intel. These myths covered the idea that ARM will hurt Intel, that the PC is toast and that the chip giant can't do mobile well.

  • ARM-Based Windows 8 Notebooks in Mid-2013?

    Windows on ARMUnnamed sources within notebook vendors are reporting that the Windows on ARM platform (Windows 8 + ARM-based SoC) is expected to make its official debut towards the end of 2012. Actual products may not enter the notebook sector until June 2013, and will likely be powered by Nvidia and Qualcomm ARM-based processors used in notebooks from Asus, Lenovo and other vendors.

  • Wintel Alliance Slowly Crumbling, ARM To Eventually Rule The Desktop?

    Windows on ARMThe writing has been on the wall for a while now, that the close relationship between Microsoft and Intel (and by extension AMD) is crumbling into dust. In fact, they have never really been the best of friends. It has been clear since Microsoft unveiled that Windows 8 would run natively on ARM processors that things would never be quite the same again. Apart from some niche server variants of Windows, which could run on Itanium and other processors, all the previous desktop versions, including Windows 7, have run on x86 (and x64 for the last 6 years or so) processors.

  • Windows 8 Puts Qualcomm Into Direct Competition With Intel

    Windows on ARMWindows Phone 7 began a very close relationship between popular ARM-processor company, Qualcomm, and Microsoft. For now the only processor that is available in Phone 7 is a Qualcomm processor, showing you just how close this partnership is.

  • Notebook Makers Equally Concerned with ARM and x86 Chips Now

    Windows on ARMMany people may not have thought much of it before tablets set themselves loose, but it seems Intel and ARM are both, to some extent, reaching into the other's territory, the latter more than the former. There used to be a time when Intel and AMD, with their x86 CPUs, had full control of the consumer PC market.


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