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[4]: D'oh!
by marcp on Mon 13th Feb 2012 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: D'oh!"
marcp
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2007-11-23

Well, we may *expect* this to happen [expect that corps will get classic UI with Windows 8] but the problem is that they probobly won't.
Classic app compatibility is quite misearble at this point, and MS is taking away some of the most classic features like START button.

I'd rather say corps will stay on Windows XP/7, which is far more reasonable for them.

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RE[5]: D'oh!
by siride on Mon 13th Feb 2012 16:42 in reply to "RE[4]: D'oh!"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Companies usually don't upgrade immediately anyway. It's a bad idea. You have to test and make sure your existing software and hardware works with the new OS. If there are bugs, those have to be fixed before the upgrade and retraining.

As for the Start menu thing, MS may change their minds, or they may have found that people don't really use it that much. In my experience watching people at a boring old business use computers, I don't think I can recall a time when they used the Start menu, except maybe to shut down. Usually, they click icons on the desktop -- icons put there by IT, or saved there from MS Word or downloading or whatever.

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