Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows will run on SoC, what is the technical reason for this being big news?
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The point isn't so much SoCs, but rather that those are usually ARM-based. Windows is available for x86, x68-64 and maybe still IA-64 but no other platforms. Therefore the big news here is that there is a native Windows build including all components and included applications that runs on ARM CPUs which use an instruction set different from x86.