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: D'oh!
by siride on Sun 12th Feb 2012 07:13 UTC in reply to "D'oh!"
siride
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Two things:

(1) New interfaces haven't scared people as much as you'd like to think. People used traditional cell phones for years and then the iPhone comes along and for the most part, people did just fine with it. They've done just fine with the changes in the Windows UI over the years. Yes, there have been complaints here and there, but everyone grumbled and moved forward and now it's ancient history.

(2) ARM-based tablets aren't meant to be the same as powerful general purpose computers. If you want to be doing serious software development or number-crunching or game playing, you aren't going to buy an ARM-based tablet; you'll buy a regular computer. MS doesn't need to provide a full-featured traditional desktop on a tablet. It's really unnecessary. If you don't personally want it, then just consider yourself not the target market. I don't care for iPads, but they are selling like hotcakes, so I must just not be the target market.

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