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  • Windows 8 vs Windows RT: what's the difference?

    Windows on ARMWe're about to enjoy the biggest change in Windows since the Rolling Stones helped start Windows 95: when Windows 8 ships later this year, it will come in three key flavours.
     

  • 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.

  • Intel, ARM Trade Barbs Over Windows 8, RT

    Windows on ARMWith the big release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system fast approaching, the war of words between Intel and ARM has become more heated as the rivals gear up for the release of new touch-based devices with their processors.

  • 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.

  • IT Horrors With Windows 8 for Intel & ARM

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft has announced the various upcoming versions of Windows, which I predict will create massive annoyances, confusion, and probably anger for consumers and employees alike. IT departments, start buying cases of headache remedies.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • For Windows 8 tablets, a weak forecast

    Windows on ARMDon't look for tablets sporting Windows RT to have a big impact in the next year or two, says NPD DisplaySearch -- as it boosts its expectations for the tablet market overall.
     

  • 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 Castrate Windows 8 For ARM To Protect Windows 8 For x86?

    Windows on ARMA rather interesting discussion has been stirred up by Jon Honeyball from PC Pro entitled "Has Microsoft blown Windows 8 on ARM". Honeyball, a respected columnist for PC Pro, points to a paragraph in Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for business document (PDF) that clearly says that Windows for ARM will not have the same manageability features compared to the 32-bit/64-bit versions of Windows 8.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Are x86 Tablets Worth Messing With?

    Windows on ARMIn past articles I've talked about how I think that ARM will have an uphill battle if it wants to establish itself in the desktop/laptop market with Windows 8. I just feel that x86 is a better choice standard PCs, primarily because of its support of older Windows applications that require an x86 processor to run.

  • 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.

  • How Microsoft Can Beat the Kindle Fire ... and the iPad

    Windows on ARMWhile the Kindle Fire clearly has the iPad in its sights, remember that the media tablet market is still in the early stages. And by the end of 2012, there should be a third major player in the field: Microsoft, which in tandem with its many hardware partners will unleash a diverse lineup of tablet devices based on Windows 8. I believe Windows 8 will account for a huge chunk of this market. Here's how it could happen.


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