Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Oct 2012 20:07 UTC
Windows Interesting little tidbit from the Reddit AMA session with Microsoft's Surface team. One Redditor wondered just how much disk space Windows RT takes up - in other words, if you buy the 32GB Surface RT tablet, how much space is left for your stuff? It turns out that while Windows 8 RT is considerably smaller than its Windows 7 x86 predecessor, it's still huge by mobile standards.
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RE: Good Points
by kaiwai on Sat 20th Oct 2012 01:42 UTC in reply to "Good Points"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Regarding native desktop ARM applications - good question. Even if their argument is "well, Surface is only a tablet" there is also the possibility of traditional laptops appearing with ARM CPU's, there might even be more adventurous hardware vendors willing to sell ARM based desktops such as an ultra-thin 'all in one' computer thus would necessitate the ability to run traditional desktop applications be they ported from x86 win32 to ARM win32.

The dream I do have is that maybe Windows 8 with WinRT is the first step in WinRT being a framework for both traditional desktop applications and metro ones. I'd love that to be the case and Windows 8 merely being pushed out there as something for the 'tablets' with Windows 9 being an upgrade that targets both platforms but I have been disappointed in the past hence I keep my optimism very sober.

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