Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Editions

Much simpler than it used to be, and it looks like I was right about Windows on ARM: it’s Metro-only.

Update: In the product matrix, Windows RT (the version for ARM-based notebooks and tablets) has the “Desktop”, but it does not have “Installation of x86/64 and desktop software”. So maybe it’s fairer to say I was half right. You’ve got “the desktop”, and built-in desktop apps like Windows Explorer and the Office suite, but you can’t install any third-party desktop apps.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012