Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 00:09 UTC, submitted by moondevil
Windows As you all know, Windows 8 will be the first release of Windows NT which supports the ARM architecture. Microsoft hasn't been particularly forthcoming about this new Windows variant, but that's changing today. The company has posted a long and in-depth blog post about Windows 8 on ARM.
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RE: I'm confused
by orestes on Fri 10th Feb 2012 01:15 UTC in reply to "I'm confused"
orestes
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2005-07-06

Same reason Apple bothered with iOS and various other providers bother with Android. They want a share of the tablet market

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RE[2]: I'm confused
by WorknMan on Fri 10th Feb 2012 01:17 in reply to "RE: I'm confused"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Same reason Apple bothered with iOS and various other providers bother with Android. They want a share of the tablet market.


No, I meant why did they bother porting the DESKTOP over, if you can't run any apps on it. Why not just do metro and be done with it?

Edited 2012-02-10 01:17 UTC

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RE[3]: I'm confused
by kedwards on Fri 10th Feb 2012 01:31 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm confused"
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2009-04-25

No, I meant why did they bother porting the DESKTOP over, if you can't run any apps on it. Why not just do metro and be done with it?


Because Office 15 isn't written for Metro and needs the legacy desktop to run.

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/screenshots-windows-8-...

Edited 2012-02-10 01:32 UTC

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RE[3]: I'm confused
by orestes on Fri 10th Feb 2012 18:17 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm confused"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

They want a unified codebase and brand marque instead of having to maintain separate product development lines on each.

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