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Old 20th Mar 2012, 12:44   #1
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Just five Windows 8 ARM devices at launch, say sources

Sources have claimed that just five ARM devices will be available when Windows 8 launches in October.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...-arm-devices/1
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Old 20th Mar 2012, 12:53   #2
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Really this news has become less and less interesting all the time. What I would really love is a multifunctional tablet like the Transformer. Stick it in the dock and you can do useful multitasking work and when you don't need it leave the dock at home/in your bag and you have a good touch friendly tablet.

WoA might do the later but well so does Android and Apple and they have way more apps than MS.
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Old 20th Mar 2012, 12:57   #3
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The only reason Windows 8 will support ARM is so it's a valid tablet OS option. Microsoft aren't interested in ARM powered laptops or desktops or anything, which is why they're locking out other operating systems being installed.
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Pretty sure that should be 'pairing' and not 'paring'
4th paragraph.
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Old 20th Mar 2012, 13:38   #5
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Pretty sure that should be 'pairing' and not 'paring'
4th paragraph.
Whoopsie - fixed, ta.
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Not so much WARM as tepid.
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Win 8 is the first OS I dont think Ill be installing. Sure if I buy a tablet or slate, but the non touch interface is non existent, hostile even.

Cant see Business being happy that all their corporate PCs (without touch) will require staff to go on a 'how to do everything you are used to in Win 95/98/2000/XP/Vista/7'!! Really hope that the normal Win 8 Desktop, control panel are updated before released (or should that be regressed).
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Won't be using it, I like running my apps in a window thank you very much. Nothing wrong with 7
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The company has confirmed that Windows 8 on ARM won't feature any form of abstraction layer to offer compatibility with existing x86 applications, meaning users' existing programs won't work. Worse still, the company has confirmed that it will be requiring OEMs to enable UEFI Secure Boot functionality, preventing users from installing alternative operating systems.
it'll be like linux then, only without the community and open source software.
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I think 5 ARM devices with Windows 8 for an October 2012 release is pretty good considering the "Windows on ARM" release is slated for early 2013.

Sadly, for me Windows 8 is a complete non-starter unless Microsoft changes its mind and makes the Metro UX optional on the desktop. Which we all know won't happen...
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I think 5 ARM devices with Windows 8 for an October 2012 release is pretty good considering the "Windows on ARM" release is slated for early 2013.

Sadly, for me Windows 8 is a complete non-starter unless Microsoft changes its mind and makes the Metro UX optional on the desktop. Which we all know won't happen...
Yup. Same here. Nothing wrong with Windows 7, plenty wrong with 8.
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