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  1. thed's Avatar
    I'm kind of curious how apps will work on Windows 8. Since Win8 will run on ARM CPUs as well as x86, I'm guessing everyone will have to recompile their apps to support ARM as well. It would suck to get a tablet and then find out that it won't run apps that your Win8 PC can run. I didn't get a chance to watch the keynote. Did they address that at all?

    Edit: I'm talking about non-Silverlight and non-.NET apps here.
    09-13-2011 04:33 PM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    I'm kind of curious how apps will work on Windows 8. Since Win8 will run on ARM CPUs as well as x86, I'm guessing everyone will have to recompile their apps to support ARM as well. It would suck to get a tablet and then find out that it won't run apps that your Win8 PC can run. I didn't get a chance to watch the keynote. Did they address that at all?

    Edit: I'm talking about non-Silverlight and non-.NET apps here.
    Your old programs will be considered "Classic" programs.

    On an x86 machine, you'll have an app called "Desktop" that you can launch. When launched, you pretty much have Windows 7. There, you can run all of your Classic programs.

    Windows 8 on ARM will not support Classic applications.

    So if you need support for a particular application, you could wait until it's available as a Windows 8 app, or you could just make sure you get an x86 based tablet.
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    09-13-2011 05:40 PM
  3. smartpatrol's Avatar
    Just downloaded the preview. I'll install it on my old laptop tomorrow - C2D 1.4 GHz, 2GB RAM, Geforce 8400M, 60GB SSD. Should be interesting to see how well it runs on that hardware. I'll post an update tomorrow :)
    09-13-2011 10:50 PM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    So how's everyone getting on with Windows 8 ?

    Loving Internet Explorer 10.

    Still finding my way around all the new goodies, but so far, it's a hmmmm i'm a bit lost LOL :)
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 09-14-2011 at 07:04 AM.
    09-14-2011 06:38 AM
  5. jimmy1one's Avatar
    There's a few conferences at BUILD regarding Windows Phone. BUILD | September 13 - 16, 2011 | Anaheim Convention Center

    It looks like they are debranding Silverlight. Now they are just referring to is as XAML+C#.

    Also... about the Samsung tablets. Those are only for developer preview. MS stated that those tablets will not launch with Windows 8. They are actually tablets that Samsung is making for Windows 7 slates.
    Yep it seems like the 16th is going go be the big day for WP7. If I counted correctly there will be a total of 12 seminars

    Its not a great phone app without ASP.NET services and push notifications | BUILD2011 | Channel 9
    09-14-2011 07:54 AM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    It's very weird having your installed programs show up on the start screen rather on the traditional start menu.

    I guess you would get used to it over time.

    Although you can enable the classic start menu with a registry hack.

    Anyone else tried it yet ? What do you think of it? Can't just be me! :)
    09-14-2011 02:54 PM
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