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ZDNet: Microsoft to drop Desktop App from Windows 8 ARM tablets?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/...-tablets/11325

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Back in September, there was controversy as to whether Microsoft planned to allow “Desktop” (non-Metro) apps to run on Windows 8 ARM-based tablets. But I was told they would, and, indeed, the Softies and partners showed off the Desktop app on ARM tablets at the Build conference.

However, if my Windows Weekly co-host Paul Thurrott is right, Microsoft has rethought that plan and is leaning toward cutting the Desktop from Windows 8 ARM tablets. That would mean only Metro-style apps would be supported on that platform.
I wonder now if MS is going to push two distinct strategies for tablets: ARM, Metro-only tablets for consumers, and x86 full Win8 tablets for enterprise (and power users).
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