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Old Jul 19th, 2019, 06:33 PM   #11
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Two interesting thoughts:

One is that there have been x86 emulators for ARM around for decades. So the transition to ARM should be seamless. Older Intel programs should run just fine under emulation.
Iím pretty sure last year Microsoft announced full Windows 10 installation/compatibility was coming for ARM processors and not just an RT version.

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Two...I'm wondering if, since ARM is a RISC processor like PowerPC, if all of the old PowerPC programs can therefore be easily ported to ARM?
I doubt it. The two processors likely have different instruction sets and numbers of registers. Apparently endianess though isnít a concern with ARM as that can be configured, so thatís one area that wouldnít be a problem since PowerPCs were big endian.
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