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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RE[2]: Logical disconnect...
by Moredhas on Fri 10th Feb 2012 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Logical disconnect..."
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If they understand that you can't watch a foreign movie without subtitles, unless you know the language, I'm sure they can grasp that the CPU is different. The way I explain to my customers the reason MS Office won't run on the Android tablets we sell is very much the idiot's interpretation of a CPU. I tell them it's basically like an abacus, but with more than one bar for the beads to zip along. A different kind of CPU may have a different number of bars in a different arrangement, and instructions for one will make no sense at all to another. They seem to get that. Strangely, it's not my least knowlegable customers who have a problem with it. They accept what they don't understand, and all I need to say is "it's a different type of CPU, and one can't run things written for another". It's the people who know just about as much, but have gleaned a few buzzwords that are the problem, because they clearly know everything there is to know.

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