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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rewrite nightmare
by fran on Thu 19th May 2011 14:45 UTC
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If i where Microsoft one thing i would really really not like, is that if developers where to re-write there ARM version on a cross platform development platform. Which many might do with Linux's user base growing and a good corporate customer base.

Would the majority buy a $350 windows tablet if the $200 Linux version runs all my applications as well?
And for developers themselves ..I cant even imagine what Adobe thought about rewriting Creative Suite.

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