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[4]: ARM on the desktop
by biffuz on Mon 5th Dec 2011 15:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ARM on the desktop"
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[q]Meh. If your mindset is that there is no real alternative to Windows/Office as a desktop OS, then there isn't much that can help you. You are hopelessly locked in to a terrifyingly expensive and constraining experience for as long as you use computing devices, I'm afraid.

I am forever grateful that I am not as helpless as you in this regard.

Except that my main computer is a MacBook with LibreOffice.

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