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Re: GNU/Linux in the High Streets in Portugal

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____/ JeffM on Sunday 20 Nov 2011 00:38 : \____

> bbgruff wrote:
>>I appreciate that [M$] claim that Windows 8 will run on ARM,
>>but will all the applications (e.g. MS Office) run on ARM?
> No.  At a minimum, they'll all have to be recompiled.
> If M$-/x86-specific toolkits were used, good luck with that.
> All the folks who "own" "Windoze-compatible" apps now
> and expect the ARM versions to work the same
> are in for a big shock, I suspect.
> UI evolution:  Menus > Ribbon > Noose to hang yourself??
> This is going to be even more interesting to watch
> than the 9x-to-NT-only shift.
>>Interesting times ahead for Microsoft? :-)
> "Competition":
> It's a word Redmond is going to have to learn in a big hurry.
> ...and, as mentioned, competing with $0 is *really* difficult.

To Microsoft, Competition means "Mac vs PC". They prefer to
control both sides.

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