Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 17:01 UTC
Windows Since the big Windows news last week was the announcement that the next version of Windows will run on ARM, this one kind of slipped in under the radar. It's a rumour, but confirmed by different people: there will be a new application model in Windows 8, currently named Jupiter, while thee will also be a tile-based interface for tablets. It seems like the pieces of the puzzle are all falling into place: Windows NT everywhere, Silverlight/.Net everywhere.
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Losing backward compatibility? No way!
by NexusCrawler on Mon 10th Jan 2011 17:42 UTC
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I don't think Microsoft will give up backward compatibility for Windows anyday. It is basically the reason why Microsoft conquered the market of desktop OS to the point where they have the monopoly we know now for years.

Seriously, if Windows 8 does not support existing applications, would you buy it? Of course not!

Which don't mean that they shouldn't put in place new software models and architecture. That's very good.

But removing compatibility with existing applications just to force people into an app store would be suicide for Microsoft.

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