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: Windows Mobile 8
by kateline on Sun 4th Dec 2011 05:54 UTC in reply to "Windows Mobile 8"
kateline
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2011-05-19

I'm with you. Maybe it's because I haven't followed it that closely but it seems pretty confusing. Is MS just throwing out ideas to see how the public reacts and then predicating their strategy on the response?

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