New Microsoft Tablet OS Not Compatible with Windows 8, Supports Limited Apps

IT Connection Blog by Charlotte Dunlap

  • Mass confusion has risen among the Windows developer community over new OS Microsoft RT
  • Microsoft RT is not backwards compatible, so popular desktop apps won’t port to this environment anytime soon

Microsoft is feeding a frenzy of confusion among developers that are questioning the implications of incompatible Windows operating systems (OS) used between laptop and mobile devices. The company is not making it any easier for enterprise developers to fulfill their new mobile requirements because of the limitations of the company’s latest mobile device OS. The trouble is, while Windows 8 will run regular PC and desktop software, Windows RT cannot run those same x86/64 and desktop apps. And Windows RT is the only OS that currently runs on the upcoming Microsoft Surface tablet. Read more of this post at http://bit.ly/SDFjHD

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