Good News for ARM: Its recently released dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor targeted towards netbooks and smartphones outperforms Intel Atom N270 processor. [details via PCWorld]
Bad News for ARM: Intel Atom N270 was released in 2008 and Intel has since produced quite a number of more powerful versions of its Atom chip (ie. Atom Z-series, Atom 330). Also,
Windows 7 does not support any Arm architecture. Windows works on both x86 and x64 platforms, which account for the majority of the world's netbooks, laptops and desktops. In the specialized devices space, where Arm is well suited, we offer the Windows Embedded CE platform," a Microsoft spokeswoman wrote in an e-mail.
But yes, a win is a win. One small victory at a time, right? Kudos to ARM.