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ARM support 'necessary' for Microsoft

Preparing Windows operating system to run on ARM's chip architecture "necessary" to help Microsoft, which hasn't been major mobile player, compete better with Google and Apple, market analysts note.

April 7, 2011 by

Negroponte predicted Microsoft ARM move

Microsoft's move to support ARM-based system-on-a-chip architectures was predicted by One Laptop per Child head Nicholas Negroponte almost two years ago.Negroponte told ZDNet UK in 2009 that he expected Microsoft to develop a version of Windows for ARM architecture.

January 6, 2011 by

What is Microsoft SiArch (and why did they hire a Sun chip guy)?

What's a SiArch and who's on it? Those are just a couple of the questions spurred by this week's revelation that one of the key developers of Sun's SPARC architecture, Marc Tremblay, has joined Microsoft as a Distinguished Engineer. Tremblay will work on the SiArch (Strategic Software/Silicon Architectures) team at Microsoft.

April 8, 2009 by

Video: Tech earnings preview: Microsoft, Intel and SAP

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to editor in chief Larry Dignan and senior editor Sam Diaz about the financial health of enterprise giants Microsoft, Intel, and SAP. Dignan and Diaz share their views on the success of Microsoft's new ad campaign, Intel chip sales for the new Netbook, and whether SAP will have a positive earnings report similar to its rival Oracle.

September 30, 2008 by

Tech earnings preview: Analyzing the enterprise

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to editor in chief Larry Dignan and senior editor Sam Diaz about the financial health of enterprise giants Microsoft, Intel, and SAP. Dignan and Diaz share their views on the success of Microsoft's new ad campaign, Intel chip sales for the new Netbook, and whether SAP will have a positive earnings report similar to its rival Oracle.

September 29, 2008 by

Red ring of death is closer than you think

It can seem hard to believe that a company with all the resources of Microsoft can make make a billion-dollar mistake with a small chip-design fault. Yet chip design is not an exact science and Rupert Goodwins, who has been there himself, details how it can go horribly wrong.

June 16, 2008 by

Microsoft is not alone in chip woes

It can seem hard to believe that a company with all the resources of Microsoft can make make a billion-dollar mistake with a small chip-design fault. Yet chip design is not an exact science and Rupert Goodwins, who has been there himself, details how it can go horribly wrong

June 16, 2008 by

Intel's Atom burns Microsoft, brings back memories

Even if you don't approve of violence in the media, it is impossible not to admire the finesse with which Intel is twisting the knife inside Vista's vital organs. Not content with forcing Microsoft to downgrade the Vista Capable sticker requirement so that it included Intel's outdated 915 chip – and excluded Vista capability – Intel is now gleefully pumping XP full of monkey glands and sending it cakes full of files, ahead of its planned execution in June.

March 10, 2008 by

Microsoft to become Micro-ad?

Does a Microsoft Yahoo buy make sense? Would Microsoft have been better served by sticking to its software knitting and continuing to chip away at online advertising as a side business, instead of trying to turn online advertising into its core franchise?

January 31, 2008 by

Mobius Amsterdam 2007: Opening reception and disclosure

The Windows Mobile Mobius 2008 summit is being held in Amsterdam this week and 22 mobile enthusiasts are here to interact with software developers, device manufacturers, chip makers, and Microsoft product managers in an open exchange of ideas, feedback, and more. The first evening was kicked off with a reception and fun mobile contest.

November 28, 2007 by

Intel won't upgrade to Vista until SP1

Intel CEO Paul Otellini said the chip giant isn't going to upgrade to Vista until it gets the first service pack from Microsoft. Speaking at the Bank of America Technology conference in San Francisco, Otellini was asked about his take on Vista and whether it could drive demand.

March 5, 2007 by

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