New Windows version for ARM-based tables expected

Conrad Knauer atheoi at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 02:02:49 UTC 2011


On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Conrad Knauer <atheoi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lots of news reports, e.g.
> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/214590/reports_microsoft_set_to_announce_tablet_version_of_windows.html

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/desktop-os/2011/01/06/ces-windows-to-run-on-arm-chips-says-microsoft-40091325/

"Microsoft has demonstrated a future version of Windows running on
both ARM and x86 processors, and has announced partnerships with ARM
processor vendors Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Nvidia. [...]
Sinofsky showed a Windows desktop on a Qualcomm Snapdragon development
system running a natively compiled Windows kernel, version number
6.2.7867. In a second demonstration, a Texas Instruments OMAP system
ran an ARM version of Word, with printer drivers for an Epson printer
using the standard Windows printer infrastructure. Sinofsky said that
as Microsoft was using a new set of driver classes, this involved only
a small amount of work from Epson. Finally he demonstrated a Nvidia
Tegra 2 system, running ARM-native versions of PowerPoint and Internet
Explorer 9, and making use of the Tegra platform's built-in GPU.
"You'll see this platform used for a lot of mobile devices, running
Windows applications and DirectX," Sinofsky said."

CK



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