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>Because there is a large market for non-iOS based phones

What about tablets?

>The market for non-Windows based laptops is much, much smaller (basically OS X).

ARM laptops are way different. For starters, they wont run any programs that run on other laptops.




What about tablets?

Q4 2011 tablet numbers: 11.1m iPad/6m Android (including Kindle Fire and Nook)[1]

ARM laptops are way different. For starters, they wont run any programs that run on other laptops.

.NET programs will run fine. Win32 programs can be recompiles with a WinARM target (the Win32 APIs still exist in ARM Windows[2])

[1] http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/dec/25/ipad-tablet...

[2] http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8254846/does-windows-8-ar...



I think it is pretty reasonable to assume the parent meant "they wont run any Windows programs that run on other Windows laptops"

As I noted in my reply, he's mostly wrong about that too.




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