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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RE[5]: Comment by orestes
by bnolsen on Thu 19th May 2011 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by orestes"
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Name any app in the above list that isn'talready cross platform. Bad examples.

The possibly problematic apps (I'm no expert here)...

photoshop, autocad, 3d studio max.

If you get windows8 with arm and already paid for any of the above do you expect to get the arm versions for free??

Edited 2011-05-19 14:04 UTC

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