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  1. ohgood's Avatar
    ...We will no longer have a separate operating system just a different UI still Windows 10
    are you sure about that ?
    11-30-2014 03:36 AM
  2. a5cent's Avatar
    It drives me had crazy when I see people refer to Windows 10 on a smartphone as Windows Phone! We will no longer have a separate operating system just a different UI still Windows 10
    At least from a technical perspective, this is just plain wrong. W10 mobile won't be anything like that. Technically, it's best to think of W10 mobile as WP8.1 extended with most (all?) of Windows RT's tablet features, like the ability to run apps side by side, but at heart it is still fundamentally WP!

    From a user's perspective, one might argue that many parts will appear to be at least very similar, but even then I'd say calling them "the same" is pushing it. IMHO calling two OSes "the same" is only justified if both can run the same software. W10 mobile will not run any of the software people traditionally associate with Windows. That's not the only difference, but IMHO that reason alone already means most consumers would be better served by NOT thinking of these two OSes as being one and the same.

    I sincerely hope that rather then Windows Phone 10 really being WIndows 10, it's the other way round - desktop Windows 10 is Windows Phone 10 with a different interface.
    This is definitely not happening either, as such an OS wouldn't/couldn't be compatible with today's desktop software.
    Last edited by a5cent; 12-01-2014 at 06:49 PM. Reason: spelling
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