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  • 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.

  • ARMed and Dangerous: ARM vs. x86 - Which Will Win the Computing War?

    Windows on ARM

    The desktop computer as we know it could be in danger! Our hobby is doomed! - Let's face it. We're all going to be reading these words a trillion times during the next 12 months. So we decided to head this one off at the pass. Is the onset of ARM a real threat to desktop computing, or is it more of an evolutionary force?


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