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[3]: Born dead
by lucas_maximus on Sun 4th Dec 2011 12:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Born dead"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

The thing is that people don't blame Windows ... they tend to blame the computer. Those who actually care about getting something a little better tend to look at Macs first if they can afford them ... if not they ask someone else to help them fix it.

Unfortunately most tech support guys who are in PC World, don't really know that much about fixing hardware or Windows. I know more than these guys and I rarely bother "fixing things", mainly because I don't need to.

Edited 2011-12-04 12:33 UTC

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RE[4]: Born dead
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 5th Dec 2011 15:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Born dead"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well, in my experience, people blame windows. Even if they've never used OSX, they're familiar with the wildly successful I'm a Mac, I'm a PC ads. Prior to those people were wildly disgusted with the idea of running a mac, now they sort of know that its kind of better but much more expensive.

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RE[5]: Born dead
by lucas_maximus on Mon 5th Dec 2011 18:13 in reply to "RE[4]: Born dead"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I still don't think they really know what Windows is tbh.

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