Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th May 2011 21:50 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows The ARM version of Windows 8 might have just become the most desired version of Windows in our hearts and minds. After us talking about legacy code and backwards compatibility in Windows for years now, an Intel senior vice president, Renee James, has just stated that Windows 8 on ARM will not have any form of compatibility for legacy applications whatsoever. Update: Microsoft has responded to Intel's claims. "Intel's statements during yesterday's Intel Investor Meeting about Microsoft's plans for the next version of Windows were factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading," the company said, "From the first demonstrations of Windows on SoC, we have been clear about our goals and have emphasized that we are at the technology demonstration stage. As such, we have no further details or information at this time."
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What about .NET?
by theTSF on Thu 19th May 2011 13:48 UTC
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2005-09-27

For about 10 years now Microsoft been pushing developers to make code in .NET for windows... Many have... I figured the reason behind .NET beyond just pissing on Java was so Windows can run software outside the traditional model. For example moving from a 32 bit OS to a 64 Bit OS, changing platforms and mobile devices.

Did Microsoft really just make a development platform that runs slower then a straight compile yet, only works on one platform and hardware standard.

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