Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 18:41 UTC
Windows Windows 8 will have both the new Metro-style applications and user interface and the traditional Windows 7 desktop for legacy applications, which kind of runs like an application. Since legacy applications have to be recompiled to run on ARM anyway, it's always been a bit unclear if the ARM version of Windows 8 would include the legacy desktop at all - even Microsoft itself confirmed it wasn't sure yet. Microsoft bloggers Mary-Jo Foley and Paul Thurrot have fresh rumours that Microsoft has now made the decision to remove the legacy desktop from the ARM version.
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RE: missed opportunity
by tuma324 on Fri 2nd Dec 2011 23:06 UTC in reply to "missed opportunity"
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Now is the chance for Android to go and do what Windows decided against. There should be a lightweight desktop environment (X or Wayland) for Android to run LibreOffice, GIMP, Audacity, XBMC, etc.

I hope it's Wayland in that case, and not X.

Edited 2011-12-02 23:08 UTC

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