Peter Clarke, EE Times(04/30/2009 12:04 PM EDT) LONDON
— There have been rumors for a while now that Microsoft engineers in Redmond, Washington, have been demonstrating the Windows XP operating system running on chips with ARM processing cores inside.
Officially Big Windows does not run on ARM processor cores. And this provides a clear advantage to Intel with its Atom processor and a disadvantage to ARM when it comes to the netbook computer market. ARM and its semiconductor partners are, apparently, restricted to pitching ARM-based processors and SOCs to companies trying to make netbooks that run the Linux operating system.
But now Warren East, president and CEO of ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England) has been dropping hints about Microsoft Windows and ARM while concluding that he, of course, could not possibly comment.
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