Linked by David Adams on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 15:55 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Windows By all early reports, Windows 8 is going to be a good operating system. Microsoft's hegemony may be crumbling in a mobile computing onslaught, but its core empire remains undimmed. However, whereas Windows 7 had three versions, Windows 8 will apparently be ballooning to 9 versions.
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a Windows for my Arm
by robmv on Fri 2nd Mar 2012 16:57 UTC
robmv
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2006-08-12

ARM version naming will fail. People will read that as a Tablet with Windows ARM edition, and will think "nice a Windows for my Arm that I can use on my new fancy tablet" and then try to run standard Windows applications and fail at that, returning it the next day

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RE: a Windows for my Arm
by viton on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 17:22 in reply to "a Windows for my Arm"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

use on my new fancy tablet
"fancy" tablet on x86? Unlikely

and then try to run standard Windows applications and fail at that
With ALL apps downloaded from the store or preinstalled,
they are guaranteed to run only compatible apps.

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