1. exkerZ's Avatar
    I am starting to feel the.. Impotency of being able to download legacy apps. My surface 2 is the only computer device that I use.
    My laptop is still breathing. But I wanted to get used to living a life of no heavy gaming because I'll be going to my university soon.. But can I make it?

    But I hope I'm more distracted with my school work once I'm there so I can forget about legacy apps ><

    I miss games like Gunz (although I would have to play gunz 2 now) and Terraria!
    06-29-2014 09:30 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Unfortunately, that is the drawback of RT. You'd need a Surface Pro model (original, Pro 2 or Pro 3) if you want to run x86 programs.
    06-29-2014 09:39 PM
  3. kg4icg's Avatar
    Someone forgot that a ARM cpu doesn't run x86 software.

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    06-29-2014 10:58 PM
  4. exkerZ's Avatar
    Someone forgot that a ARM cpu doesn't run x86 software.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    Lol nah guys. I remembered and I purposely bought the surface 2 to avoid the x86 software. I wanted to be productive; thing is, there is nothing to do this summer so I need games!!! Lol. Not apps from the windows store, heavy gaming.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-29-2014 11:52 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Lol nah guys. I remembered and I purposely bought the surface 2 to avoid the x86 software. I wanted to be productive; thing is, there is nothing to do this summer so I need games!!! Lol. Not apps from the windows store, heavy gaming.
    Unfortunately, you'll probably need to use a desktop/laptop for those.
    06-29-2014 11:56 PM
  6. simon.b's Avatar
    I wish people would stop calling x86, desktop software and the desktop legacy. The desktop is still the best environment for productivity and the software I run on in is far from legacy.
    a5cent and Editguy1900 like this.
    06-30-2014 12:08 AM
  7. Flagz's Avatar
    I wish people would stop calling x86, desktop software and the desktop legacy. The desktop is still the best environment for productivity and the software I run on in is far from legacy.
    That doesn't mean it's not "legacy"..
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-30-2014 12:27 AM
  8. link68759's Avatar
    That doesn't mean it's not "legacy"..

    It's not legacy. Microsoft is continuing and will continue the development of both RT and desktop APIs in parallel.
    a5cent and Editguy1900 like this.
    06-30-2014 12:29 AM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    Lol nah guys. I remembered and I purposely bought the surface 2 to avoid the x86 software. I wanted to be productive; thing is, there is nothing to do this summer so I need games!!! Lol. Not apps from the windows store, heavy gaming.
    I was considering an RT for that reason earlier. Heh.
    Could always trade it in for something more x86'y
    06-30-2014 11:36 AM
  10. exkerZ's Avatar
    I was considering an RT for that reason earlier. Heh.
    Could always trade it in for something more x86'y
    Noo I must be strong
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-30-2014 12:51 PM
  11. a5cent's Avatar
    That doesn't mean it's not "legacy"..
    Legacy means it isn't being developed further. Legacy means the technology is expected to stagnate and not be the focus of further innovation. That is definitely not an accurate description of the desktop.

    Windows is too complicated for the average consumer, and the average consumer is also holding advancement of the Windows desktop back. It is a good fit for corporations however. What MS is doing is splitting their OS into consumer focused and professional lines. Neither are going away, so neither is legacy technology.
    06-30-2014 12:58 PM

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