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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D'oh!
by marcp on Fri 10th Feb 2012 09:54 UTC
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Well, to be honest, I don't really think this would help to gain popularity of Windows 8 as a whole.
It has very unfamiliar, awkward, counter-intuitive, Fisher-Price-like UI which makes it unusable.
Thus, no matter what HW platform it will run on - that's just not gonna work for most of users.
Of course Microsoft will try to force it down the users throats [it's hard to buy hardware without Windos these days], but I don't think it's gonna work this time.
I mean, this is a HUGE change, not just a small one. They expect people to go from regular desktop to some new, untested environment, and recently we got an info of limiting "classic" interface of Windows 8 by removing START button.
Sure, other operating systems do some major changes as well, but it's never THAT radical [at least they try to retain USABILITY].
Don't know about others, but I'm sure I won't use Windows 8 on any of machines I have unless they treat me seriously, as a grown-up man and provide me with some environment to WORK, not to play games for children.
Fortunately I am not even limited to their products and I'm on a stable "other OS" ground for many years now.

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