>The question is whether you will be able to take an existing Win32 app, and recompile it for Win8/ARM.
I think we're having a semantic issue. What I consider a windows desktop is what we currently see as a windows desktop, with all of the ability to run windows executable, legacy or new (which is how the windows desktop has always been).
If you consider the "desktop" as being able to run anything, then looking at how they've handles windows phone unlocking, it appears they don't have any problems with people running non-signed/app store apps on ARM platforms (assuming you're willing to download some "I want out of the sandbox" "jailbreak" from the app store).
My point is that they'll never put a current looking or functioning windows desktop on the arm.
Well, that and the fact that an desktop on the arm would require x86 emulation for 99% of the existing applications.
They will *never* make it appear as a standard desktop because of this. People will pick it up and say "absolutely none of my software works on this". They'll come out with something that, technically, is a desktop, but has no resemblance to the standard desktop (meaning no indication to the user that 99% of the programs aren't compatible"). Oh wait, that's what metro is...a sandboxed cross platform desktop.
I think something about that last bit is where any interest in the data might come from.
Nobody will be forcing anyone to use metro or buy any of the walled garden metro apps. It's just a program that lets you run the sandboxed metro apps. Close it or boot into the standard desktop. Most metro apps will support windows mobile devices and the desktop.
To the vast majority of users that download and try all the free apps they can click on and who don't know or care about any of this, being able to fix a "my phone is infected and doesn't work!" type scenarios is absolutely a feature.
Also, I doubt any os provider will want to be in the spotlight for causing mass network outages after some trojan decides to activate on 100,000 phones, with no way to stop it.
It would be great if anyone could reproduce the Hutchison effects.
Maybe intermittently using a fleet of taxis are cheaper than industrial sized air conditioners running 24/7.
All good data centers also have excellent remote access capabilities so only technicians and on site admins actually have to be there, besides the infrequent tour for executive level management.
Unfortunately, this is not the implementation of the universe.
Here are some answers to the question, Does quantum entanglement allow faster-than-light information transfer?, given by scientists.
Yeah, who needs the laws of physics anyways!?
You still need a, at most, speed of light communication channel to correlate the two.
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