Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:09 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows As you all know, Windows 8 will be the first release of Windows NT which supports the ARM architecture. Microsoft hasn't been particularly forthcoming about this new Windows variant, but that's changing today. The company has posted a long and in-depth blog post about Windows 8 on ARM.
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I'm confused
by WorknMan on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:58 UTC
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Ok, so you can't port existing x86 desktop applications to ARM ...

The single and sole method of getting applications on WOA is through the Windows Store, and only Metro applications are supported.


And the only way to get applications on WOA is through the app store, and the app store only supports Metro apps. So not only can you not port existing x86 apps, but you can't install any new ones?

Does that mean the only desktop applications you can run are the ones it came with? That being the case, why the hell did they even bother?

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