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[2]: Makes a lot of sense
by dizzey on Sat 3rd Dec 2011 09:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Makes a lot of sense"
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Actually i would think that it sounds reasonable.
Microsoft have learned the hard way that letting system manufacturers customise the desktop is bad.

For a while all the crap that the system manufacturers installed on the computers gave windows a really bad name.

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