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: Legacy apps
by lucas_maximus on Sun 4th Dec 2011 15:59 UTC in reply to "Legacy apps"
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What Grandma unless her name is "Grace Hopper" (yes I know she passed away 20 years ago), is going to care about backward compatibility with previous Windows programs?

It seems strange ... many Linux advocates say that Grandma could use Ubuntu or DistroX to replace windows ... but then When Microsoft shun backwards compatibility on chipset that doesn't guarantee it unlike Intel ... apparently it will no longer pass the grandma test.


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RE[2]: Legacy apps
by Tuxie on Sun 4th Dec 2011 22:51 in reply to "RE: Legacy apps"
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I don't think that it's the same individuals saying those two things.

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