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Windows 8 now stable on ARM processors

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Windows 8 now stable on ARM processors - read the full textMultiple sources have reported seeing impressive demos of Windows 8 running on high-profile devices from key manufacturers already and the word is developers are expected to receive a stable build of Windows 8 suitable for ARM architecture come February. "In October of last year, it [Windows 8...


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BC Parallels, and VMware might release an ARM version a few months after receiving a developer ARM Mac Book Air and Windows 7 already has an ARM version.

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  • 2012-05-14 13:46
  • ut0@

> In reply to mvassu @ 2012-02-04 04:31 from uvsc - click to readHow do you install it on a arm device?

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  • 2012-02-07 19:33
  • 5JpX

its support for nokia n8 plz tell me

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  • 2012-02-04 04:31
  • uvsc

I have no doubt that microsoft will make office compatible with arm architecture.
Why would anyone doubt that?

However non microsoft apps might be a problem.
But we'll probably see some of the big guns, in full version on arm. But then, there might be some apps that we will only see in stripped down versions.

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  • 2012-01-31 22:30
  • mhBh

> In reply to JobApp @ 2012-01-30 11:11 from RIHt - click to readwhy would it be?
I could understand 1280x720, as that is a HD resolution standard.... and there are moibles with that resolution. 1366x768 is not really the standard, but its compatible with 720p.
besides, windows usually run on lesser resolutions than the recommended

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  • 2012-01-31 22:24
  • mhBh

> In reply to Rain @ 2012-01-31 15:58 from fsXe - click to read....In a word, no

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  • 2012-01-31 20:06
  • iIR0

Can nokia e7 also get windows 8

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  • 2012-01-31 15:58
  • fsXe

> In reply to 3Zukr @ 2012-01-30 09:36 from 9LbC - click to readI also hope that it will maintain it's fast boot. From some articles I've read, when Windows 8 boot, unlike previous Windows, It only load the necessary libraries for startup. This including services. Any other libraries and services will startup only when we really need them. So first load of apps may be a little longer while starting up libraries and/or services. CMIIW.

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  • 2012-01-31 07:29
  • KLR9

> In reply to Sylwiusz @ 2012-01-30 16:06 from Msfi - click to readBut when Apple moved from 68k to PPC, there was also a significant performance increase. M68k stopped development, so it was pretty easy to guarantee that 68k emulation was able to perform well under PPC.

Windows ARM will have a harder time emulating x86, as x86 is still higher performance. ARM is not an upgrade - it's a sidestep.

It's not going to happen anything like Mac m68k emulation under PPC. The comparison is not good.

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  • 2012-01-31 02:28
  • vxYx

leave this job for intel , windows 8 is for intel , not ARM , and hope that intel replaces the ARM for mobile phones too (:

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  • 2012-01-30 23:27
  • fv}6

As a reminder - Apple was able to make older application to run on their new architectures during transition form Motorola 68k to Power PC and from Power PC to Intel... So it is perfectly possible to make Windows 8 on ARM to run Intel applications albeit slower of course.

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  • 2012-01-30 16:06
  • Msfi

I'm and Android fan, but if Win 8 could run my desktop apps on ARM based hardware... (with a decent database support), Thinks can definitely change...
- Faiz Rahmathulla

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  • 2012-01-30 11:47
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Supporting Microsoft Office Web Apps on the ARM ones should be a good starting point for Microsoft Office apps

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  • 2012-01-30 11:15
  • PAYw

I don't think any of the current smart phone would work on Windows 8 because I think the min screen-pixel requirement is 1366 x 768.

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  • 2012-01-30 11:11
  • RIHt

> In reply to kurotsuki @ 2012-01-30 07:18 from KLR9 - click to readBut what if you install number applications in your desktop? Because You cannot keep your system without installing applications.
Becasue I still remember when I have installed Windows 7 in my PC, first time it took almost 10 secs to boot and I was very happy to see its booting time. But as I have started installing software applications, gradually its booting has started increasing and now it takes more than 3 minutes. Its Horrible and pathetic.
I hope similar situation will not be there in case of Windows 8.

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  • 2012-01-30 09:36
  • 9LbC

Windows 8 can work on Lumia series 800/710?

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  • 2012-01-30 08:12
  • PIht

> In reply to hi @ 2012-01-29 22:05 from Lh@5 - click to readrename file C:\windows\system32\shsxs.dll

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  • 2012-01-30 08:04
  • nC88

The ARM version only need 2 type of apps, browser and games.

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  • 2012-01-30 07:44
  • xtb1

> In reply to TC @ 2012-01-29 21:25 from 0TX1 - click to readExcept that your enterprise company you work for is using Office 2010/2011 which appears sometimes can't read docx and xlsx files saved by libre office (I've test it myself since I use both, libre and MSO 2011).

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  • 2012-01-30 07:26
  • KLR9

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