Source: Windows Team
quote: I just sort of faceplamed at this. If you want to run your legacy software on the go, buy a x86 laptop. They're not designed with a touch screen only interface anyway and those that want it would probably complain how crappy it works on a tablet.
quote: No recompiling or emulation of x86 on ARM. If you want to make software for an ARM tablet, it will be using WinRT for the Metro interface and go through the Windows Store. Period.
quote: The ONLY exception is that businesses will be able to sideload apps but they still have to be rewritten for WinRT and Metro. No desktop apps other than Office. On ARM tablets, they eventually want to get rid of the desktop.
quote: Windows 7, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc.! I will go back to stone tablets before I load "Metro" on my PC!
quote: I find it fascinating how some ALWAYS applaud when something new is introduced without fail. It's as if these people never think something could change for the worse and are continuously oblivious to it. Seriously, this is very interesting behavior.
quote: On the other hand, I spend my days working using Windows and the "overhaul" of the start menu is unacceptable to me. The vast majority of the improvement sound great but I do NOT want anything to do with Metro while I am trying to work. I don't want to see it, at all, unless I am on a tablet in "tablet mode." If they force Metro on me I will not buy Windows 8. At all.