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 jal_ on Mon 5th Dec 2011 09:24 UTC in reply to "Not necessarily bad but..."
jal_
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2006-11-02

Endian issues alone could be fatal


Iirc, ARM has both big and little endian modes (selectable per process/thread). It'd be a bit stupid not to use the little endian mode for recompiled x86 applications.

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