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2013-09-11 10:51:48 AM  
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Vaneshi: Not so much. The Windows Phone side of things is still derived and built primarily from CE. Whilst it may have a lot of features similar to it's big brothers it has little to nothing in common with them on a code level.

Ummm... no it's not.  Windows Phone 7 was built around the CE kernel, but 8 is built around the NT kernel.
2013-09-11 09:16:13 AM  
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The way I hear it, this is exactly what Microsoft wanted anyway. One of the reasons for providing ARM support would be to give Intel a good reason to innovate and reduce the cost of their chips or add performance. If Intel really pulls it off, it will give people a reason to innovate the ARM processors.

The reason people buy Windows is because it's "good enough" for the price they want. They know this. If they can drive down the cost of cheap computers, every single cheap computer is going to have a Windows license on it. They make money in volume, and they promote volume by driving down the cost of new computers.
2013-09-11 08:58:03 AM  
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I don't think so.

The upcoming thing is low-cost, low-power and small servers running on ARM's chip architecture. Microsoft needed some sort of version of Windows that can run on ARM. Even if the consumer side of the business is not successful, it sets them up for the future on the server side.

Or, in other words - it's not all about the crap you can hold in your hands that you bought at Best Buy.
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