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Lately Microsoft's "Innovation" can be summed up in four words: "do what Apple does."

I really think it would be better for them if they would go back to charting their own course.

iOS is incompatible with OSX, so I'm not sure how they're copying Apple.

Your comment seems like you were saving it for the next Microsoft article without having any relevance.
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iOS is incompatible with OSX, so I'm not sure how they're copying Apple.

Your comment seems like you were saving it for the next Microsoft article without having any relevance.

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Pretty much!
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No.

When you develop apps for the store prior to publishing you select the appropriate devices that you want your apps to be accessible to as well, but more than likely all the apps in the store work across all devices.

All the apps i use on my RT are usable on my PC. if the developer does not want the app to be on x86 he/she just has to untick the option Prior to publishing.

Is the source code uploaded to the app store, and then compiled for each device (ARM/x86), or do you compile it for each device and then upload it to the app store?
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Is the source code uploaded to the app store, and then compiled for each device (ARM/x86), or do you compile it for each device and then upload it to the app store?

If I remember correctly you only develop the code once and export it to the store which then allows you to choose the platforms you would like to have the app work on. From my understanding when i was creating an app is that the Windows Store regardless of ARM or x86 basically uses the same app formats. The exception is the Mobile store where you develop the app using the mobile tools.

https://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/02/09/building-windows-for-the-arm-processor-architecture.aspx?Redirected=true
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Remember that Micrsoft was working on tablets and smartwatchs way before Apple and Samsung.
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If I remember correctly you only develop the code once and export it to the store which then allows you to choose the platforms you would like to have the app work on. From my understanding when i was creating an app is that the Windows Store regardless of ARM or x86 basically uses the same app formats. The exception is the Mobile store where you develop the app using the mobile tools.

https://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/02/09/building-windows-for-the-arm-processor-architecture.aspx?Redirected=true

So basically a program that runs on the x86 version should also be able to run on the ARM version as long as the developer decides it's possible? If that is correct then Win 8 might have a future on my home PC, as long as I can run a program to get rid of that full screen pastel coloured Fisher Price nonsense (I will never accept it on my PC) on my PC but use it on a tablet or phone.
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So basically a program that runs on the x86 version should also be able to run on the ARM version as long as the developer decides it's possible? If that is correct then Win 8 might have a future on my home PC, as long as I can run a program to get rid of that full screen pastel coloured Fisher Price nonsense (I will never accept it on my PC) on my PC but use it on a tablet or phone.

Yea any metro app (from Windows Store) that you use on your PC will run on your PC as long as the developer makes it available for ARM devices..

It must be noted that normal x86 can be recoded for ARM if the developer is willing to do so...
Example Office 2013 which is available for both x86 and ARM
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I'm not interested in MS Office as I mainly use LibreOffice, I don't do anything that intensive to justify using MS Office and its cost. When the programs get there a Win ARM tablet will really be an interesting option but I wonder if MS will allow FF, Opera, Chrome or any other browser into its App store if so even the first gen Win RT tablet is better than any Android one, despite the stupid keyboard.
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