Windows 10 Snapdragon from 2016 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_GlGglbu1U
note 64 bit. Note Adobe Photoshop is also demonstrated. 7Zip running on Windows 10 Snapdragon 64 bit 2017 - https://youtu.be/oSXUDKpkbx4?t=307
something ROS has difficulty with IIRC. Windows 10 2018 conference for building on ARM / Snapdragon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdYIaUeZnqc
from Microsoft Developer youtube site.
Microsoft knows where Windows is going. It isn't going 32 bit, it isn't worried about cloud or file system type, it IS worried about RISC / ARM / Snapdragon and is developing for it. This was from May 9. 2018. So ROS can't launch reliably 32 bit 7 Zip, and Microsoft can launch it on an ARM at 64 bit. Please tell me who is in Kindergarten again?
New surface pro's will once again be released using ARM, but will be Snapdragon system on chip.
Without USB boot, ROS will not be tried by the vast majority of users, it may come as a surprise but CD and DVD's are slowly dying. Many new systems do not include a CD / DVD. ROS burnable disc's are increasingly not useful to the majority of potential users. Your base for crowd source funding would like to try ROS. Multi Core is a necessity, as is 64 bit memory management. Snapdragon is evolving into 6 then 8 GB system on chip as there will be demand for this. Note 6 and 8 GB Snapdragon implementations already exist for Android cell phones, search snapdragon 6gb ram or snapdragon 8gb ram. These aren't hypothetical. The Galaxy Note 8 has 6 GB of RAM and is 64 bit - https://www.androidauthority.com/best-p ... am-801953/
a phone branded as One Plus 5T has an 8 GB RAM Snapdragon. We could toddle down to China, and order a Snapdragon phone with 16 or 32 GB of RAM and 128 or 2 TB of storage. Currently only Android will fully exploit these phones. Linux hasn't really embraced Snapdragon and cell phones, Apple has but in a restricted form, and Microsoft is trying.
WSJ builds a custom Snapdragon / Android phone for $80 in China with logo included - https://youtu.be/l65Go_x6Rk4
if you want an 8 GB phone, expect to pay about $90-$110 for the Snapdragon and add whatever you want around it (screen, camera, speakers, microphone, wireless 4K or 8K HDMI etc). For under $300 a 7" 16 GB 64 bit Snapdragon with 8 hours of run time could be loved by many and will be soon. Google will run it today, Apple could run it, but won't. Microsoft will run it in the future. This is where the market is going.
Microsoft is evil, Google is evil, Apple is evil, ROS is good. I mean that, and feel it, ROS is open source, and is built by a well meaning community. User habits are changing, the market is changing. 32 bit NT isn't a sustainable goal unless it can quickly allow for 64 bit. ROS must consider first ARM then Snapdragon after mastering AMD x86 64 bit multicore.
At the same time Microsoft and Google have lots of resources, more developers are taking a leak at either company at any time than there are active developers working on ROS. You can't compete if people can't try your product, if it can't use all RAM, if it can't use all CPU's. Yet lets work on NTFS, THAT is important (NOT). Install a Pcloud drive on any Windows system you own, it will come up as EX FAT. Nobody cares about NTFS other than to read existing files when migrating.