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]: ARM on the desktop
by jal_ on Mon 5th Dec 2011 09:34 UTC in reply to "RE: ARM on the desktop"
jal_
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2006-11-02

Enjoy.


Enjoy what? We're talking about ARM desktop and you spam us some links to a tablet?

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RE[3]: ARM on the desktop
by lemur2 on Mon 5th Dec 2011 13:49 in reply to "RE[2]: ARM on the desktop"
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2007-02-17

"Enjoy.


Enjoy what? We're talking about ARM desktop and you spam us some links to a tablet?
"

It is an ARM tablet with a tablet GUI making it capable of handling desktop applications. Add a keyboard and perhaps a monitor via the USB and HDMI ports respectively, and you instantly have a capable ARM desktop.

Just because neither iOS, Mac OSX nor Windows 7 or 8 can achieve this doesn't mean it can't be done.

Edited 2011-12-05 13:49 UTC

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