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  • Windows 10 on ARM: What is it and How Does it Differ From Windows 10 on Traditional PCs?

    Windows on ARMWindows RT for ARM may have been a resounding failure but, Microsoft never stopped trying to put its ubiquitous PC operating system on RISC (reduced instruction set computers) devices. With the launch of Windows 10 on ARM, the Redmond-based software giant will now hope to finally get a foothold in a market thus far dominated by Google and Apple with Android and iOS respectively.

  • What Is Windows 10 on ARM, and How Is It Different?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft just launched a version of Windows 10 that will run on low-powered ARM hardware. Unlike Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that powered the original Surface and Surface 2, this is a full version of Windows 10 with an emulation layer that allows it to run traditional desktop apps from outside the Windows Store.

  • Windows 10 on ARM is NOT Windows RT all over again

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft and Qualcomm are moving forward with their Windows 10 on ARM initiative, which is expected to debut publicly in late in 2017 with new devices from HP, ASUS, and Lenovo. Taking Windows 10 from the Intel processors to the ones found in high-end smartphones is one of the biggest, most substantial jumps in modern computing history, because it opens the floodgates to new always-connected consumer experiences.

  • What Is Windows 10 on ARM, and How is It Different From Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is working on a version of Windows 10 that will run on ARM hardware. Unlike Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that powered the original Surface and Surface 2, this will be a full version of Windows 10 with an emulation layer that allows it to run traditional desktop apps from outside the Windows Store.

  • Deploying Windows RT 8.1 - A Guide for Education

    Windows on ARMThis guide prescribes processes and provides a sample script framework that is specific to Windows RT device deployment in schools. It is based on observations from and work done at several schools deploying Surface devices.

  • Windows RT 8.1: FAQ

    Windows on ARMWindows RT 8.1 is a Windows-based operating system that's optimized for thin and light PCs that have extended battery life and are designed for life on the go. Windows RT 8.1 only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store. Windows Update automatically keeps your PC up to date and Windows Defender provides up-to-date virus and malware protection.

  • You Want to Buy a Surface, but What is Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMThere is a new version of Windows available today: Windows 8. Every time you hear about Windows 8, you hear about how vastly different it is from Windows 7 and its predecessors. Then you head to a Microsoft Store, or stumble into one of those pop-up Microsoft Stores at your local mall, and you see the Microsoft Surface tablet... also wildly different from your Windows laptop or iPad.

  • A guide to Windows RT (FAQ)

    Windows on ARMComing off of our previous coverage, you may have heard about Windows 8 (read CNET's review) and Windows RT as being different. While Microsoft has made a point of cutting down on the number of Windows 8 versions available when compared with previous Windows releases, the company is also making a feature-limited Windows 8 version to run on ARM processors called Windows RT. Windows RT is more like Microsoft's attempt to do a Windows version of Apple's locked-down iOS than anything else.

  • Windows 8 versions: which is right for you?

    Windows on ARMThe difference between Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT - With only two versions of Windows 8 to be available to consumers, plus one for ARM devices (pre-installed only), what you get ought to be straightforward.

  • Windows 8 VS Windows RT – What’s The Difference Between These Two Windows 8 Versions?

    Windows on ARMBack in the early stages of Windows 8, Microsoft announced that there would be 4 different versions of Windows 8. Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT. The first 3 are fairly obvious as to what the differences are but what's Windows RT all about? Not everyone knew about this "RT" version of Windows 8 until Microsoft revealed their Surface Tablets.

  • Metro style app development for Windows RT PCs

    Windows on ARMThis paper addresses various aspects of developing Metro style apps for Windows RT. The bulk of Metro style app development practices are the same for both Windows 8 and Windows RT, but in a few scenarios Windows RT and the hardware particular to these PCs may require special consideration.

  • The 15 Things You Need to Know About Windows RT

    Windows on ARMThe progression from one Windows version to the next is always confusing: Windows XP gave way to Windows Vista, which in turn produced Windows 7, and each one had various Professional and Home versions to choose from. But this time things are even more unsettled, because Microsoft isn't just introducing Windows 8, it's also rolling out something called Windows RT - which is similar to Windows, but not exactly the same. Here's what you need to know about Windows 8's little brother.

  • .NET Development for ARM Processors

    Windows on ARMConsumers are a large driver of the technology market today. As evidenced by the trend known as "the consumerization of IT," long battery life and always-connected and media-rich experiences are important to all technology customers.

  • On ARM versus x86: Part II



    Windows on ARMYes, there are some downsides to RISC processors. For one, as I mentioned earlier, certain tasks (like floating point operations or division) can't be performed with a single instruction except in some of the newer RISC designs.

  • On ARM versus x86

    Windows on ARMIt seems like everyone in the industry wants to compare ARM (and other variants of RISC processors) to x86 (and other variants of CISC processors). For example, analysts ask, can Intel muscle it's way into the mobile market? Can ARM sneak in the back door of the tablet, laptop, or even desktop markets? Who is faster, more powerful, cheaper, uses less power, less space, and generates less heat?

  • Should Windows RT be in your future?

    Windows on ARMOne of the niceties of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system is that the number of "editions" of the OS has been reduced from six to four, with much of the consolidation coming at the consumer end of the spectrum.

  • What is Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMWindows RT has arrived and if you haven’t seen it, you will. Unlike the straightforward Windows 8 desktop operating system, it may not be what you’re expecting when you buy your Windows 8 laptop or tablet some time in the near future, so Pocket-lint is here to explain what Windows RT is.

  • FAQ: All about Windows RT, the OS behind a Microsoft tablet

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - The Internet began boisterously buzzing last week that Microsoft will unveil its own tablet later today, perhaps one powered by Windows RT, the offshoot of Windows 8.

  • HTG Explains: What Is Windows RT and What Does It Mean To Me?

    Windows on ARMWindows RT is a special edition of Windows 8. It runs on ARM and you’ll find it alongside Intel x86 machines in stores, but you’ll be surprised just how much Windows RT differs from the Windows you know.

  • What you need to know about developing for Windows on ARM (WOA)

    Windows on ARMYou’ve probably heard about the new Windows on ARM PCs that will be coming to market with Windows 8. If you’ve been following the TechEd North America coverage, then you’ve also seen these devices in the keynote. In this post, we’re going to cover what this all means for developers.


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