Microsoft Shows Windows Running on ARM

Yesterday we learned that Microsoft is already previewing Internet Explorer 10, even though IE9 is still hot off the press. We love that kind of progress from Microsoft, but hidden within that demo that Microsoft was giving of IE10 at the MIX conference was something even bigger – Windows running on ARM.

That demo that Microsoft gave of Internet Explorer 10 was running on a copy of Windows that was powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. That's pretty impressive stuff that points to Windows invading the ARM segment that's right now ruled by lightweight mobile operating systems.

Engadget grabbed the following image as proof of the platform:

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  • Anonymous
    Hoo Boy bring it on, Come On MicroSoft, I want my Windows 8 Tables ASAP!
  • house70
    I guess they wanted to prove Gartner wrong... which should not be that hard.
  • ta152h
    I don't think anyone, ever, has wanted Windows, unless it was necessary to run an existing software base. On Arm, this isn't so, and on tablets, it isn't so. Still, it's always fun to watch Microsoft try to expand outside their monopoly reach, and fail miserably once again. It's tradition.