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(07-15-2016, 09:18 AM)DonFL Wrote: I'm not a developer, so may be a stupid question regarding opensource development versus MS..but if they provided an IoT image for the Pi and a few others..what would stop them from doing similar for the Pine?
They have NT for arm. they have a well defined driver model inside NT architecture, and have WDK for writing drivers on the side of OEMs and third parties. you don't need neither open source nor any "tweaking" to bring support to the particular board. All you need that MS releases Windows and its development tools for arm the same way as it does for x86. But for some reason, they don't wish to release full featured NT for arm. Maybe some "agreement" with intel. If fully fetured Windows would appear on arm, not locked down, not stripped to IoT, but full, arm CPU's and arm boards might have a big chance to intrude into low PC range. a real intrusion. Not like now.
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(07-16-2016, 08:49 AM)z4v4l Wrote:
(07-15-2016, 09:18 AM)DonFL Wrote: I'm not a developer, so may be a stupid question regarding opensource development versus MS..but if they provided an IoT image for the Pi and a few others..what would stop them from doing similar for the Pine?
They have NT for arm. they have a well defined driver model inside NT architecture, and have WDK for writing drivers on the side of OEMs and third parties. you don't need neither open source nor any "tweaking" to bring support to the particular board. All you need that MS releases Windows and its development tools for arm the same way as it does for x86. But for some reason, they don't wish to release full featured NT for arm. Maybe some "agreement" with intel. If fully fetured Windows would appear on arm, not locked down, not stripped to IoT, but full, arm CPU's and arm boards might have a big chance to intrude into low PC range. a real intrusion. Not like now.

It is an understanding, I don't know how implicit, that Microsoft do have some kind of arrangement with Intel. Thus, any effort pushed into ARM never seems to pass beyond token and remains a disappointing land of unfulfilment.


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