Microsoft is set to unveil a new version of Windows that will be compatible with ARM-based devices at CES. Details aren’t exactly known at this time, but a very early version of it will be shown off during Microsoft’s keynote on Wednesday, January 5.
Microsoft’s initial goal was to make a version of Windows that will work with low-power/low-cost mobile devices. To me, this will be very interesting, because hackers and tinkerers will try and find a way to get it to run on every device out there, including Android devices, and possible older iDevices (as one can install Android on the iPod Touch 1G/2G and the iPhone 2G/3G).
A number of people are confused as to whether this is a good move for Microsoft, as Windows will need quite an overhaul to run on anything slower than todays recent hardware. Only time will tell!
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