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News Qualcomm, Microsoft announce Windows 10 on ARM

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 8 Dec 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    So many unanswered questions relating to performance and impact on battery life compared to UWP compiled apps, but as long as MS don't abandon it in two years - this is a good thing.

    I'd imagine that some API calls and coding techniques will take a massive performance hit when under emulation, time will tell. I wonder if it's all emulation, or if there'll be some Rosetta style API translations going on as well. I suspect not.

    BTW, you say "Technical details of how the system will work have not yet been released, but the secret likely lies in emulation" but then you link to a video of MS saying they are using emulation.
     
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    Sorry, fingers ahead of brain there - I shouldn't have "likely" in that sentence. I'll go edit it, ta!
     
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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    As many said at the time, this is what Windows RT should've been, and had it been it may not have bombed as hard as it did [it probably still would have... because Microsoft]...
     

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