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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by twitterfire on Wed 18th May 2011 23:27 UTC
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Microsoft had tablets running wWIndows long before Apple. Their only mistake, but a fatal one, was that they used a desktop OS for the tablets instead of developing a new UI for tablets. I hope that this time they will do it right.

The nicest things for devs, will be that software we will write will run on PCs, clouds (Windows Azure), Windows 8 tablets and Windows Phone.

Write once, deploy on four platforms. ;) And all that, supposedly in 2012.

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