silentbob wrote:Yes and no. I'm pretty sure MS have been building large parts of Windows for ARM for a number of years - Windows NT was originally cross-platform. You're right that in terms of getting external develepors to adopt the platform they're starting from scratch at a time when competitive platforms have a developed ecosystem (as they call it). Also, while this is not a new platform, it's unclear how long it's been release tested for a new product. But it's very comparable to when Apple turned MacOS X into the original iPhone OS.
Nah. This isn't a revision of an existing platform, it's an entirely new platform.
They need to generate buzz for the product line in order to generate interest from developers and consumers alike. It's not far off, September-ish from what they've said.
Don't forget it needs to coincide with the rest of the Windows 8 launches they have planned too. Logistically, this must be far bigger a headache than any Apple launch.
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