quote: Not if its recompiled, which if you avoid lacing too many X86 instructions in your code, isn't that hard to do.
quote: Having Win8 run natively on ARM will help with this transition. The lack of an x86 emulator will slow it down in the beginning, but after a couple of years there will be 'legacy' ARM programs & a growing number of ARM ports & clones of the popular x86 software.
quote: Apple used this transition model as the Mac went from Motorola 68k to PPC to x86.
quote: I use Macs, and I don't mind if everything I own is Mac OS and ARM, one day
quote: I don't want Intel to make ARM chips. I want x86 to thrive as a mobile CPU so I can run my Windows programs on tablets etc.
quote: Well, they would have to license it
quote: Should be possible for the x86 going the way of the Space Shuttle.