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Windows on ARM long time in the making

Ina Fried at All Things Digital reports that Microsoft’s development plans for Windows on ARM was a long time in the making and was not a result of the recent emergence of the iPad and similar tablet devices:

    However, the move has been in the works for some time, according to a source familiar with Microsoft’s development plans. Indeed, the source said that ARM support has been part of the company’s earliest planning for the next version of Windows, a process that kicked off before Windows 7 hit store shelves in October 2009.

As a reminder, the CES keynote is today at 6:30 p.m. PST.

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