Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 18:41 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will have both the new Metro-style applications and user interface and the traditional Windows 7 desktop for legacy applications, which kind of runs like an application. Since legacy applications have to be recompiled to run on ARM anyway, it's always been a bit unclear if the ARM version of Windows 8 would include the legacy desktop at all - even Microsoft itself confirmed it wasn't sure yet. Microsoft bloggers Mary-Jo Foley and Paul Thurrot have fresh rumours that Microsoft has now made the decision to remove the legacy desktop from the ARM version.
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RE[5]: missed opportunity
by MysterMask on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 11:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: missed opportunity"
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Your horizon concerning 'content creation' is too limited: there is other content then large LATEX documents or 10000 lines of source code. It's just that traditional PCs / Laptops where never used for certain content creation stuff because they were unsuitable for the job. You can't measure 'content creation' by setting it equal to 'content created with PCs'.

E. g. think about photography: would you use the PC to take a picture? No, you would use it only for 'post-creation' because the camera is not good for that (to little cpu power, unsuitable interface). Now imagine having a device like a tablet with a bigger display than a camera and enough cpu-power to do photo editing / enhancements 'in-situ'. No need to carry a heavy laptop with you in most cases ..
Same goes for live music as already mentioned above.
Or think about SMS/Twitter/.. . this is content, too and it works well enough in mobile situations on touch devices (or at least way better than carrying a Laptop/PC around).

The cool thing about the 'post PC' era are new opportunities for creative developers and this includes media creation, too. Just because people (and hence developers) are more often consumers than creators and hence more creative applications for consumption than creation are developed does not mean that there are no media creation solution suitable for touch / tables input.

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