Windows 8 ARM Will Not Support Legacy Software

historic decision.

via Slashdot by timothy on 5/19/11


An anonymous reader writes “Intel, speaking out of turn and damaging its intimate relationship with Microsoft, has revealed that legacy x86-compiled software will not work on the ARM version of Windows 8. Microsoft has promised that the Office suite will be available on Windows 8 ARM, but beyond that, nothing. While this means there won’t be many compatible apps at launch, it also means this will be the first full-bodied version of Windows that won’t (initially) be susceptible to viruses and malware…”

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