Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 21:38 UTC
Windows "Here's the official guidance, my sources say: Anything currently/formerly known as a 'Metro-Style application' (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a 'Windows 8 application'. References to the 'Metro user interface' will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface." And instead of saying 'Metro design', the Softies and those adhering to their official guidelines will be using the words 'Windows 8 design'." Microsoft not being allowed to use the Metro name here is just as ridiculous as Apple trolling Samsung. All ridiculous exponents of the western world's IP fetish.
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RE[3]: Comment by ptmb
by Lennie on Fri 10th Aug 2012 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ptmb"
Lennie
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I think I also heared that applications for ARM aren't source compatible with x86/amd64 and vice versa. If that is true that would be really stupid.

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RE[4]: Comment by ptmb
by Delgarde on Mon 13th Aug 2012 03:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ptmb"
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2008-08-19

I think I also heared that applications for ARM aren't source compatible with x86/amd64 and vice versa. If that is true that would be really stupid.


Partly true. The short version is that for ARM, they've ditched various legacy APIs. So if an app is coded as a Metro app, it'll run on everything - but if it's coded in the classic Windows APIs, it's not going to work on ARM.

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