|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. In all likelihood, this means that Windows 8 ARM machines -- tablets and smartphones -- will ship with a very small library of compatible apps.|
If software developers don't port, or make new software for ARM based Windows 8, its going to hurt Windows 8 ARM adoption badly. At the same time, if people don't buy Windows 8 ARM devices, its going to hurt developer adoption badly as-well.
Without the support of the already huge library of software currently available , I personally don't see Windows 8 ARM taking off in the laptop market, and with the tablet market, why bother when you already have a huge selection of software for Android/iOS? Without the software, what is Microsoft really bringing to the table?
What do you guys think?
Edited by konoii - 6/8/11 at 12:15am