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  • Microsoft Surface Pro X: All the pros and cons of Windows on Arm in one laptop

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s range of 2-in-1 Surface Pro laptops has been around since 2012. They feature distinctive detachable keyboards and have touch screens. This means they can be used as a laptop or as a tablet.

  • Wine Developers Release Hangover Alpha To Run Windows x86_64 Programs On 64-Bit ARM

    Windows on ARMWine developers André Hentschel and Stefan Dösinger have been working on "Hangover" as a means of running Windows x86/x86_64 applications on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) Linux and Android or even Windows for ARM. They are out today with the project's first alpha release.

  • Arm's Cortex-A76 Could Be The First True Challenger To x86 Chips On Laptops

    Windows on ARMArm announced its second-generation DynamIQ “big core,” the Cortex-A76, as well as a new Mali-G76 GPU and the Mali-V76 VPU with support for 8K UHD resolution.

  • Windows 10 on ARM: S versus Pro, emulation and 64-bit app support

    Windows on ARMWindows on ARM isn't new: from Windows Phone to Windows RT to Windows IoT, Microsoft has had multiple systems that take Windows beyond the familiar Intel and AMD processors. Older versions of Windows ran on PowerPC, Alpha, Itanium, and MIPS, after all, and in 2009 an unofficial internal project had Windows 7 running on ARM.

  • Windows 10 on ARM: What is it and How Does it Differ From Windows 10 on Traditional PCs?

    Windows on ARMWindows RT for ARM may have been a resounding failure but, Microsoft never stopped trying to put its ubiquitous PC operating system on RISC (reduced instruction set computers) devices. With the launch of Windows 10 on ARM, the Redmond-based software giant will now hope to finally get a foothold in a market thus far dominated by Google and Apple with Android and iOS respectively.

  • What Is Windows 10 on ARM, and How Is It Different?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft just launched a version of Windows 10 that will run on low-powered ARM hardware. Unlike Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that powered the original Surface and Surface 2, this is a full version of Windows 10 with an emulation layer that allows it to run traditional desktop apps from outside the Windows Store.

  • The importance of ARM64 to the Universal Windows Platform

    Windows on ARMSomeone once told me that if everyone has one feature that they really care about and want to see, mine would be ARM64 support for UWP apps. This isn't true, as anyone who knows me knows that it was always OneDrive placeholders, but ARM64 is something that I've tried to stay on top of, since it makes absolutely no sense that a developer can't compile an ARM64 UWP app.

  • Microsoft says it has nothing to share on ARM64 support for UWP

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft held a Community Standup with Kevin Gallo today, where he discussed what's coming in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK, along with other things that are coming soon. When asked about ARM64 support for UWP, Gallo didn't have an answer, saying the following:

  • Microsoft might be infringing on Intel's patents with Windows on ARM's x86 emulation

    Windows on ARMYesterday, Intel published a blog post celebrating the 40th birthday of the 8086, which was the first x86 processor. But after the company boasted about the innovations that it's brought to the platform over the last four decades, it made what sounds like a veiled threat toward anyone emulating its technology without its permission.

  • Microsoft video shows Windows on ARM running full Windows 10 and x86 apps

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft, in conjunction with Qualcomm, announced its intentions last December to bring full Windows 10 and x86 apps to mobile devices running on ARM processors, a feature that was expected to make its debut in the Redstone 3 update (officially titled the Fall Creators Update). Coming through on its promise, the Redmond giant showed off Windows on ARM at its Build developer conference today.

  • ARM: If other ARM chipmakers want to emulate Intel's x86 chips, that's fine

    Windows on ARMAlthough Qualcomm is the only ARM licensee to strike a deal with Microsoft to allow legacy Windows 10 apps to run on its processors, ARM executives say there are no legal limitations preventing others from doing so as well.

  • How will ARM support impact Windows 10?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft can be surprising at times. After ditching Windows RT, the software giant has announced that it is working with Qualcomm to bring ARM support to Windows 10. In practice, that means that we will see Snapdragon-powered machines running Microsoft's latest operating system which, and this is key, can run proper x86 software.

  • Windows RT done right? Regular Windows apps will run on new ARM-based PCs

    Windows on ARMWindows RT tried, and failed, to deliver a full-fledged Windows environment on top of anemic ARM microprocessors. Now, Microsoft is trying again, with two major improvements: compatibility with the mainstream Win32 apps that PC users have enjoyed for years, and a new generation of powerful ARM chips to run them.

  • Microsoft and Qualcomm to bring full Windows 10 and x86 desktop apps to mobile devices

    Windows on ARMLast month, details emerged of Microsoft's plans to bring emulation for x86 apps to Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Those efforts were rumored to debut in Microsoft's 'Redstone 3' update in late 2017, and were said to be in development under the codename 'Cobalt'.

  • Report: Microsoft Surface Phone Prototype Runs Snapdragon 835, Supports x86 Apps

    Windows on ARMEveryone in the Windows Phone community hopes to see Microsoft launching the eagerly-anticipated Surface Phone next year, and according to a recent report, work on the project advances nicely and the company is indeed on track to unveil the device with Redstone 3 in the fall of 2017

  • Microsoft's x86 on ARM64 emulation: A Windows 10 'Redstone 3' Fall 2017 feature

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft is planning to enable x86 on ARM64 emulation in Windows 10 by Fall 2017 with its 'Redstone 3' release, sources say, thanks to codename 'Cobalt.'- Since January 2016 (and maybe before), there's been talk that Microsoft was working on bringing x86 emulation to ARM processors. Sources of mine are now saying that this capability is coming to Windows 10, though not until "Redstone 3" in the Fall of 2017.

  • Windows RT Tablets, x86 applications and Windows Server Remote Desktop Services. A better together Microsoft Experience

    Windows on ARMHello, Jeff ‘the dude’ Stokes back with a post to help you fully utilize that BYOD experience. That of course would be the Windows Surface RT and Windows Surface 2 tablets. They have a place and that place is Modern Apps. But what about legacy x86 apps you say? You can run those too via RemoteApp, and as Montell Jordan would say…this is how we do it.

  • The futility of Surface and Windows RT: If only Microsoft had stuck with Intel

    Windows on ARMOver the past week, I’ve had the fortune to play with both Microsoft’s Surface 2 and the Asus T100 Transformer Book. These are very similar devices — convertible laptops with detachable keyboards — except for one big and fundamentally life-altering difference: Where the Surface 2 is powered by Nvidia’s ARM-based Tegra 4 SoC, the Transformer Book has Intel’s x86 Bay Trail under the hood.

  • Windows RT for x86: How Microsoft could successfully kill off the Desktop

    Windows on ARMBack when Microsoft first split Windows 8 in twain, it initially called the two divisions Windows 8 and Windows on ARM (WoA). Windows 8 would be the full-bodied x86 version of the operating system with every bell and whistle, and Windows on ARM would be a cut-down version designed for low-power ARM SoCs.

  • Run Full Windows Programs on Windows RT, and Other Bits and Bobs

    Windows on ARMChris Mills - So you’ve got a Windows RT tablet of some description cos hey, they’re cheap, and pretty handy for a lot of things. But there’s a few things missing from Windows RT — namely the ability to run even basic x86 programs, or Flash on non-whitelisted websites. We’re here to change that, showing you how to run full Windows programs on Windows RT, among other things.


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