- Jul 31, 2012
- HD4600 / RX 570
- Mobile Phone
It's kind of like trying to make a U turn with the Titanic. There are already billions of Windows 7, 8.1, 10 computers in operation that use Intel and AMD CPUs with the x86 instruction set. The number or ARM devices that run the ARM version of Windows are a drop in the ocean. They're going to keep supporting older hardware for some time to come. They won't be able to break with the x86 past as quickly as Apple will now that they design their own chips.I would think that Windows On Arm would allow Microsoft to start fresh since there's no legacy hardware to support...
I never tried the ARM version of Windows 10 but what I read about it indicated the performance was very lackluster. They can't simply copy Apple in this regard because they don't have anything that comes close to the M series SoCs.