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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WP7 like plan
by siki_miki on Fri 10th Feb 2012 14:31 UTC
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They are again 2 years late and again ARM WIndows will flop (this time on tablets). It has nothing really to do with x86 Windows, Metro apps will run on both, but there will be no possibility to even _port_ existing apps easily. So the ARM version will be MS equivalent of iOS. Please, MS, don't call that sh** Windows.

x86 tablets with keyboard "dock", similar to Asus Transformer: well this will be interesting. Win8 multitouch support could allow very cool tablet-laptop hybrid products, which I'd buy instead of a normal laptop. At least it would run non-crippleware windows variant, and allow the HUGE world of existing Windows apps to run, not only those made for that badly gone experiment (called Metro) that they're shoving on everyone without mercy.

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