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Microsoft is betting big on cloud computing, and its biggest stack of chips is on Office 365. One year after the biggest launch in its history, how's that gamble working out?
Hardware makers looking to build tablets that use the new Microsoft Windows RT are supposedly running into difficulties getting the new OS to work with ARM chips.
More details have been released on the first version of Windows to be tailored to ARM's chips, which will have a number of restrictions for app developers
Notebook PCs and media tablets are clearly different beasts, and today, research companies such as Gartner and IDC count them separately. This is easy because the vast majority of notebook PCs run Microsoft Windows on Intel processors, while the vast majority of tablets run Apple's IOS on ARM chips.
The chip leaders have pulled out of the BapCo industry benchmark, after years of complaints by AMD that the application performance evaluation favours Intel
Texas Instruments and Qualcomm, two of the biggest suppliers of ARM-based processors in the smartphone market, have announced chips intended to run Microsoft Windows 8. Their arrival (probably) next year will help answer a number of interesting questions about the relative power, performance, and price of Intel and ARM chips, and the efficiency of modern versions of Windows compared with the Linux-based Google Android operating system.
The low-cost ServerSwitch hardware marries modifiable server and control software with a programmable Asic, which Microsoft says can be used to test datacentre networks
Software maker has announced at CES 2011 that the next Windows will support SoC architectures and has demonstrated its OS running on both ARM and x86 processors.
The software maker has announced at CES 2011 that the next Windows will support SoC architectures and has demonstrated its OS running on both ARM and x86 processors
The Bloomberg news service has suggested that Microsoft will announce a version of Windows for ARM chips at CES 2011 in January. Its sources are people "who asked not to be identified because Microsoft’s plans are confidential.
Microsoft has purchased for an undisclosed amount the technology, people -- and perhaps most importantly, the intellectual property -- of chip maker Canesta, according to a press release issued by Canesta on October 29.
The partners have signed a new licensing deal covering ARM's chip architecture used in portable devices and handsets, such as smartphones running Windows Phone 7
ARM, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson, Freescale and Texas Instruments have set up a new company called Linaro to help developers optimise Linux distros for ARM's architecture
There's a new look for News to Know and in this first post, we look at Intel's latest upgrade to its Xeon server chips and report from Microsoft's Mix event, where Windows Phone 7 is a hot topic.
With ChromeOS Google is making the same call on networks Microsoft made on chips two decades ago. It's a call that demands a response, not just from the market but from governments. Deregulate. Free the bits. Here and around the world.
Rumors of netbooks using smartphone components rather than Intel chips and Microsoft Windows are nothing new. But we're finally getting a good idea of just what a PC based on an ARM processor and Linux will look like.
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.
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Mary Jo Foley: Does the Windows 7 team have too much Apple envy?
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