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Will Windows 8 run on ARM processors?

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    Will Windows 8 run on ARM processors?

    Will Windows 8 run on ARM processors?

    Windows and Windows Phone will get closer says Microsoft

    By Mary Branscombe
    Tuesday at 11:01 BST

    Every time we ask about whether Windows will ever run on anything other than x86-compatible CPUs, we get Steven Sinofsky's famous poker face: "[there's] nothing I would say right now," was the Windows President's most recent reply when TechRadar specifically asked him about rumours that kernel guru Mark Russinovich was working on an ARM version.

    But the view from the Windows Phone side of the house suggests that there's plenty of cross-pollination between Windows, Silverlight and Windows Phone going on.

    Explaining the optimisations for animation performance and graphics parallelisation in Silverlight on Windows Phone, vice president Scott Guthrie told TechRadar that "All that work will also show up in Silverlight on the desktop; you'll probably see it in an update to Silverlight 4 and certainly by [the next version].

    "The nice thing on the desktop is that you can get away with not having all those optimisations because you have a more powerful processor, but we'll certainly take them from mobile back to the desktop."
    More to see at: Will Windows 8 run on ARM processors? | News | TechRadar UK

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    Let me get this right windows 8 will need a new brand of CPU in order to run it?
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Will Windows 8 run on ARM processors?
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