Gear Guide
Fenix PD36 TAC

Father's Day Gear and Gifts
Father's Day Gear & Gifts

OLight Open 2, Obulb and MR2
OLight Open, Obulb & MR2

Windows 8 on ARM: Desktop Apps

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears, it does not in fact make a sound at all.  I'm not sure how that relates to x86 programs and applications running on Windows 8, but the latest word on the street is that if you are running Windows 8 on an ARM CPU (non-x86) you can still run your desktop applications on your tablet.  This could be the thing that gives Windows 8 tablets a leg to stand on.  ZDNet has more details.  I guess the big question is will consumers buy Windows 8 tablets and want to run desktop apps?

“WOA (Windows on ARM) platforms will require that all desktop binary images be signed with a trusted Microsoft certificate. Any unsigned code will fail to load … This … does not cover Metro Style applications for which there is a separately documented signing requirement and developer licensing”