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Emulating x86: Microsoft builds granny flat into Windows 10

bazza Silver badge

They kinda did sort their shit out back in 2008/2009. They showed off win 7 + office recompiled for ARM at a trade show, and everyone though "MS is really getting to grips with ARM". And then instead they did Win RT, Windows 8, and it all turned into a debacle...

Windows has traditionally been reasonably re-targetable, they just failed to spot where things might go with ARM. They could right now do it, but with UWP targeting the non existent mobile platform (Win 10 mobile) they're still missing the point.

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