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: Not necessarily bad but...
by Moochman on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 00:48 UTC in reply to "Not necessarily bad but..."
Moochman
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I think the ideal outcome is that over the next few years, there are no more "pure laptops" anymore, just "laptablets" (laptops with touchscreens/tablets with keyboards) and tablets. If that's the case it shouldn't be any great loss to have Metro as the sole Windows UI on ARM.

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