Windows ARM and Linux

  • Windows on ARMThe latest Patch Tuesday update killed a major vulnerability that could have potentially let hackers unlock ARM-powered Windows RT tablets and install non-approved Windows programs. Fortunately for Windows RT tablet owners, Microsoft’s security engineers discovered this vulnerability before hackers exploited it.

  • Windows on ARMIt was big news when Microsoft announced it was working on a version of Windows that would run on tablets with ARM-based processors… but by the time Windows RT actually launched it was a lot less exciting. Devices like the Microsoft Surface and Surface 2 couldn’t run desktop Windows apps and weren’t significantly cheaper than Intel Atom-powered tablets running the full version of Windows, and they didn’t even get better battery life.

  • Synergy for Windows RTSynergy lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers on your desk, and it's Free and Open Source. Just move your mouse off the edge of one computer's screen on to another. You can even share all of your clipboards. All you need is a network connection. Synergy is cross-platform (works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux).

  • Windows on ARMThere's really no shortage of cool products on the market, most of which sadly never see the light of day, but things definitely get more interesting when it comes to Android and more battery life on laptops or tablets. You wouldn't expect a product that would do that, but CUPP Computing can prove you wrong with their PunkThis board, which is a very interesting solution to say the least.

  • Windows on ARMThe controversy surrounding a "secure boot" feature that Microsoft will require of computer makers with Windows 8 refuses to die. The Linux community's initial fear that Microsoft's secure boot requirement would block Linux users from Windows 8-based machines has been partially confirmed: Apparently, Linux will have problems dual-booting on Windows 8 ARM-based hardware only. However, Microsoft has made no effort to clarify the matter.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft may be marketing a unified Windows 8, but after a furor over rules for dual-booting ARM machines it looks like we'll be buying three distinctly different products - Over the weekend the blog world erupted in response to a report by Computerworld UK blogger Glyn Moody, who discovered that Microsoft was changing the rules for dual-booting ARM-based Windows 8 computers.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft has published the hardware requirements that manufacturers must follow if they want to slap a "Designed for Windows 8" sticker onto their systems. In among many innocuous requirements - multitouch systems must support at least five points of touch, there must be at least 10 GB of free space available to the user, and more - are a set of requirements for Windows 8 systems' firmware.

  • Windows on ARMWindows 8 is the first version of Microsoft’s platform that brings along support for touchscreen displays and offers optimizations for tablet PCs. The platform will arrive on the market before the end of the year, and will be loaded on Intel-based devices. Next year, however, we should see Windows 8 loaded on ARM tablet PCs as well, the first time a Windows version will offer support for this architecture.

  • 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 ARMNokia Tab is a mere concept tablet right now, but it's still an interesting vision that Cameron McKinnon has on the very first Nokia Windows 8 tablet. Last I heard, MS was preparing such a device for mid 2012, although no official confirmation came. Till we get that, let's check out this huge 14 inch slate with a design inspired by the Nokia N9 handset and the Sony Tablet S model.

  • Windows on ARMThe news is full of tablets but popular as they are, they're still a tiny fraction of the million PCs that ship every day. That's one of the things Microsoft is counting on with Windows 8; that it can build on the scale of PC sales to sell tablets with the same Windows 8 Metro experience.

  • Windows on ARMTHE SMARTPHONE AND TABLET ecosystem based on ARM chip designs is a hodge-podge of companies making random pieces of hardware and throwing things against the wall to see what ships, Linux creator Linus Torvalds said at Linuxcon yesterday.

  • Windows on ARMCanonical is suiting up for the coming microserver wars, confirming that Ubuntu Server 11.10 will run on ARM chips. Just under three years ago when ARM-based netbooks were taking the PC market by storm and iPad tablets were just a gleam in Steve Job's eye, Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu Linux distro, made ARM processors full peers with x64 processors running its Ubuntu Desktop variant.

  • Windows on ARMFitting more computing capacity into a limited power envelope is one of the key challenges facing data centre designers today. It impacts companies whether they are building a £500 million data centre or simply working how much compute that can fit into a couple of racks at a shared facility.

  • Windows on ARMIt's well known Linux and ARM developers have clashed over the past few months over how best to support ARM in the Linux kernel. ITworld blogger Brian Proffitt describes the problem as a "United Nations-level complexity of the forks in the ARM section of the Linux kernel." Linux creator Linus Torvalds threatened to stop accepting ARM-related changes to the mainline Linux kernel.


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