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Re: [News] Sub-notebooks Market is Restored Using Low-cost PCs Running Linux Only

Ezekiel wrote:

> "Chris Ahlstrom" <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:8REKl.35746$v8.14690@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Tim Smith belched out
>>  this bit o' wisdom:
>>> In article <gtdhfb$ccq$1@xxxxxxxx>, "DFS" <nospam@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Windows NT ran on MIPS, PowerPC, Alpha and x86.
>>> In fact, it ran on MIPS first.  The x86 version was a port.  Cutler
>>> did that on purpose--he knew that x86 would probably be the most
>>> popular, so made sure they developed it first on something else.
>> How did Gates let Cutler get away with that?
>> Also, the Alpha was a port done to help settle a lawsuit with DEC, from
>> whence Cutler fled, IIRC.
> That seems to be the general consensus.
>> I suspect quite a lot of people would buy a $100 "PC" whether it ran
>> Linux or not.
>> Do you believe that Microsoft has the will and the manpower to do
>> an ARM port?
> There's already a version of Windows that runs on ARM. It's not the full
> retail XP but the basics are there and in place. 

Why not call it what it really is?
It is Windows CE. A poorly supported bastard version

> If MS wanted to support
> the ARM processor they easily could since it's not like they're starting
> from scratch.

And still have no applications ported for it. So the poor schmucks having 
been browbeaten into buying such a machine can hope to play minesweeper. 
And not much more
You're not my type.  For that matter, you're not even my species

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