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Originally Posted by MrAlex View Post
How do you know Microsoft doesn't have an API that is platform independent? Something like Java for example? The next version of Visual Studio could have a compile for Windows 8 option, meaning for ARM, x86 and the likes.
I'm guessing this is what will happen.

This is also why it is useful to be into using open source products, if I have Windows 8 ARM? Just download the source and recompile it myself once I work out the dependences.
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They better have a x86 version of Windows 8..
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post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by harishgayatri View Post
ARM is used only on low powered mobile kinda devices.

How is that gonna hurt x86's market share?
The idea is that Windows finally supporting ARM will signal a (slow) transition away from x86 in PCs.
    
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They better have a x86 version of Windows 8..
If you mean 32bit: WHY?!
If you mean x86 as an architecture: They've confirmed they will, besides, it'd be suicide to ditch x86 now.
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