• Windows on ARMIn 1912, three of the ten biggest companies in the world were J&P Coats, Pullman, and U.S. Steel. They were giants in their day. Today, they’re either business history footnotes or shadows of their former selves. Why in the world should we think Microsoft will be any different?

  • Windows on ARMLAS VEGAS--While CES has previously been a show filled with big announcements and brand new technologies, this year's show was a little different, with more incremental advancements centered on refining devices people already own.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft and its vendor friends said that there’s no Windows 8 plot to lock other operating systems from Windows 8 devices, but now we know Microsoft was not telling the whole truth.

  • Windows on ARMIDG News Service - For a touch-based interface it was awfully hard to get hold of. Microsoft's Windows 8 OS was shown on a handful of prototype ARM-based tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, but almost no one was allowed to try it out.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has announced that all Windows 8 ARM PCs, tablets and other devices will be locked to the original operating system. This will be done by locking the ‘secure bootoption in the system’s UEFI. The question I’m wonder is why?

  • Windows on ARMAt the beginning of December, we warned the Copyright Office that operating system vendors would use UEFI secure boot anticompetitively, by colluding with hardware partners to exclude alternative operating systems. As Glyn Moody points out, Microsoft has wasted no time in revising its Windows Hardware Certification Requirements to effectively ban most alternative operating systems on ARM-based devices that ship with Windows 8.

  • Windows on ARMMobile chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM) sees Microsoft's (MSFT) upcoming Windows 8 operating system for ARM-based processors as a big opportunity.

  • Windows on ARMAnalysts at Nomura Equity Research project that ARM-powered processors will make serious inroads in the notebook computer market by 2013. According to an industry note obtained by EE Times, the expected ramp up can be attributed to Microsoft's hotly anticipated and RISC-friendly Windows 8 OS, as well as the low-power sipping advantages offered by ARM SoCs.

  • Windows on ARMAnalysts at Sterne Agee are projecting that emerging market growth could shift from x86 PCs to lower-cost WARM (Windows ARM) platforms. "While PCs have seen the strongest engine of growth from emerging countries, the emergence of lower-cost ARM PC platforms in C2H12 could become a more attractive option for the low-cost geographies," Vijay Rakesh and Mark Kelley wrote in an industry note obtained by TG Daily.

  • Windows on ARMWith the Consumer Electronics Show coming up in Las Vegas next week, some of the analysts this week tuned up their outlooks for the next version of Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows, which will have support for processors other than those of Intel's (INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices's (AMD), such as chips from Nvidia (NVDA) and Texas Instruments (TXN).

  • Windows on ARMThe war between Intel Corp. (INTC) and the alliance of chipmakers using ARM Holdings, Plc.'s (LON:ARM) titular core designs is heating up. Intel is the world's largest personal computer CPU maker, while ARM Holdings is the largest core licenser on the general CPU market, which includes everything from the chip in your dishwasher to automotive CPUs. The stage is set for the pair to duke it out at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

  • Windows on ARMMost of you out there that are interested in Windows 8 tablets are likely considering a new machine that runs an ARM processor. ARM isn't as fast as x86 but it has better battery life and doesn't produce so much heat. What this means in the long run is that ARM tablets are often less-bulky than their x86 brethren, since they don't need as good of ventilation and as many fans thanks to their low power consumption and heat production.

  • Windows on ARMNext year, Intel will have to show that it can deliver on promises of a competitive tablet and smartphone chip platform to be able to compete with ARM vendors - especially since ARM vendors will be encroaching on Intel territory with the release of Windows 8 for ARM.

  • Windows on ARMSummary: You can pick up an iPad starting at $499, a Kindle Fire for $199, and there are even Android tablets that come in at around $99 - So how much would you be willing to pay for a Windows 8 tablet?

  • Windows on ARMZDNet reported yesterday that Microsoft is getting a version of Office ready for the iPad. The new versions of Word, Excel, and Powerpoint will be aimed at bringing a “real” office suite to the iPad, to compete with Apple’s iWorks suite. The interesting rumor has Microsoft pricing the Office apps at $10 to compete directly with the apps from Apple. This leads to the realization that Microsoft faces a dilemma when it comes time to price the Office apps for its own Windows 8 tablets coming down the pike.

  • Windows on ARMARM RISC-based processors running Microsoft Windows 8 are expected to make an official appearance by the end of 2012 - and could begin seriously competing in the notebook market by June 2013. Indeed, industry heavyweights such as Nvidia and Qualcomm have been souping up the raw horsepower of their next-gen ARM chips, while simultaneously tweaking power consumption requirements.

  • Windows on ARMTo say Intel CEO Paul Otellini is upbeat about the prospects for Microsoft's Windows 8 may be a bit of an understatement. In fact, Otellini said Windows 8 is "one of the best things that's ever happened to our company." That's one pretty heady statement. Speaking at a Credit Suisse technology conference, Otellini batted away worries that he called myths surrounding Intel. These myths covered the idea that ARM will hurt Intel, that the PC is toast and that the chip giant can't do mobile well.

  • Windows on ARMWindows on ARM (WoA), a combination of Windows 8 and ARM-based processors, is expected to make an official appearance at the end of 2012 and will try to compete in the notebook market as soon as June 2013, according to sources from notebook vendors.

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