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  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Windows RT predicted to grow slowly in tablet market

    Windows on ARMWindows RT, also known as Windows 8 ARM, is expected to to grow slowly in the tablet market place over the next five years, according to a new report from NPD DisplaySearch.

  • Windows RT Versus The iPad In Business [Feature]

    Windows on ARMWhile it will be six months or longer before Microsoft releases Windows 8 and its companion products, the company has been putting out a lot of information about its plans lately. One big Windows 8 mystery to date is Windows for ARM based tablets. Formerly known as Windows on ARM (or WOA), the company recently settled on Windows RT as the official name for Windows 8 on low-cost ARM-based tablets.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft Windows RT tablets will be more security friendly than iPad, Android devices

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft can perform a type of network access control on Windows RT devices as a way to protect corporate networks from harm these devices might inflict if put to corporate use, making them a cut above iPads and Android tablets in this regard.

  • New iPad Vs. Windows 8 Tablets: 8 Considerations

    Windows on ARMApple shipped its new iPad on March 16. Predictably, it was a smash hit, as the company said it sold more than 3 million of the devices during the first weekend. Microsoft, meanwhile, is planning its first serious entry into the media tablet market this fall when it will introduce Windows on Arm (WoA) tablets. The question for those who have yet to jump on the Apple bandwagon is whether to opt for the new iPad now, or to wait until Windows 8 tablets are available, most likely starting in October.

  • Firefox to Challenge IE on Windows 8 ARM Devices

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Internet Explorer market share is back on the rise thanks to its use in Windows Phone 7 smartphones. But it won't have everything its own way as Mozilla plans to bring Firefox to Windows 8 tablets.

  • The long kiss goodbye for x86 desktop Windows

    Windows on ARMSummary: The transition from traditional Windows desktops to the Post-PC world, the ARM architecture and the Metro user interface is inevitable. But it won't a be quick one. - My two ZDNet colleagues, David Gewirtz and Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols have gotten themselves into a bit of a lover’s quarrel. SJVN says that Windows 8 will be dead on arrival, and yet Gewirtz says that Windows 8 will matter for real work, as will Windows 9.

  • Windows Weekly 247: WOA Nelly!

    Windows on ARMIn the latest episode of the Windows Weekly podcast, Leo, Mary Jo and I discuss Microsoft's blockbuster revelation about Windows 8 on ARM (WOA), the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, how Mary Jo and Paul handle insider information, Metro-style apps vs. Metro-styled apps, Kinect for Windows, more Microsoft cross-platform porting, Brandon Watson leaves the Windows Phone team, and Microsoft's quiet sell-off of some TellMe technologies.

  • 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.

  • Windows on ARM vs. iPad: the New Mac/PC War?

    Windows on ARMYears ago, we thought this battle was over, and we thought Microsoft won. But Apple changed the PC game with the iPad, and now Windows is roaring back. The Mac/PC battle has entered a new phase.

  • Windows 8 tablet drawbacks mount: ARM locked-down, x86 overpriced

    Windows on ARMWindows 8 is shaping up to be the best OS Microsoft has had in years, but limitations around ARM-based tablets and concerns over x86-based model pricing could sour the platform’s launch later this year.

  • Don’t hold breath for ARM-based Windows, analyst says

    Windows on ARMMobile computing devices were a big draw at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, though some  are hinged to an up-coming version of Windows that may not be fast in coming – at least according to one analyst.

  • 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.

  • Sinofsky outlines Windows 8 vision

    Windows on ARMExclusive: Windows chief talks ARM vs Intel and Metro vs desktop - What we've seen at the Microsoft Build conference this week has been Windows 8 running on familiar, if stylish x86 PCs, with the occasional glimpse of prototype ARM hardware from Qualcomm and Nvidia.


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