Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th May 2011 21:50 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows The ARM version of Windows 8 might have just become the most desired version of Windows in our hearts and minds. After us talking about legacy code and backwards compatibility in Windows for years now, an Intel senior vice president, Renee James, has just stated that Windows 8 on ARM will not have any form of compatibility for legacy applications whatsoever. Update: Microsoft has responded to Intel's claims. "Intel's statements during yesterday's Intel Investor Meeting about Microsoft's plans for the next version of Windows were factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading," the company said, "From the first demonstrations of Windows on SoC, we have been clear about our goals and have emphasized that we are at the technology demonstration stage. As such, we have no further details or information at this time."
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Comment by orestes
by orestes on Wed 18th May 2011 22:29 UTC
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This shouldn't be particularly shocking to anyone, and honestly it's probably for the best. Less headaches for everyone in the long run with a clean break.

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RE: Comment by orestes
by 1c3d0g on Thu 19th May 2011 00:16 in reply to "Comment by orestes"
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Well fucking said. It's about damn time someone broke up with this ridiculous "legacy" stuff. Piling on brand new stuff on top of a shitty foundation is never a good idea in the long run.

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RE: Comment by orestes
by mrstep on Thu 19th May 2011 01:17 in reply to "Comment by orestes"
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The only thing Windows has had going for it is "all the apps" vs. the competition - now they're taking that away. Guess it will give people a chance to switch away from it more cleanly.

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RE[2]: Comment by orestes
by j.dalrymple on Thu 19th May 2011 04:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by orestes"
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"All the apps" aren't going away. Their developers will just re-build them for the ARM version of Windows.

The only programs this will affect are the ones that aren't being actively maintained.

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