Updating my Desktop Apps on ARM entry

I noted that one of my predictions, an edition for Tablets (SoC-based systems) appears to be true while failing to mention that my prediction that Microsoft would support desktop apps on ARM was (Office 15 aside) wrong.  I don’t know if this was always the plan, or if plans changed.  One possibility is that Microsoft originally had a plan for supporting desktop apps on ARM but growing confidence in Metro/WinRT lead to the decision to drop desktop app support.  That explanation supports why there was so much conflicting information out there, and why Microsoft was being so coy until today.

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One Response to Updating my Desktop Apps on ARM entry

  1. Brent says:

    Yeah, I certainly thought this was the plan from the start. Otherwise it didn’t make much sense. Now I really wonder what the WIndows ARM platform offers. I guess with Office and a browser you can at least appeal to the low end of the tablet market, assuming they price accordingly. But otherwise a stunted version doesn’t seem to have a future unless WRT apps become available in a big way, which I’m dubious about.

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