Microsoft has changed direction and is now disallowing browser plug-ins on Windows 8 on ARM devices, according to a blog post from the president of the Windows division.
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Microsoft is planning to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on Windows 8 on ARM devices. But exactly what does 'include' mean in this case?
Windows 8 on ARM devices will ship simultaneously with Windows 8 on x86/x64 PCs, Microsoft officials said.
Will Windows 8 on ARM be available only as something preloaded on new tablets and PCs from selected vendors? We still don't know for sure.
Will Microsoft offer the Desktop App Win32 environment on Windows 8 on ARM? There's still no conclusive answer.
PC maker Asus has let the cat partially out of the bag regarding its Windows 8 tablet plans. It seems apparent, however, that there are at least two Win 8 tablets coming from Asus before the end of next year.
When Office 2011 for the Mac ships this holiday season, it will be available as a 32-bit product only, Microsoft officials said in a blog post on June 8.
Microsoft has been licensing its exFAT flash file format for licensing for a while now. In case you forgot, on December 10, the company reminded folks that exFAT is available for licensing.
Microsoft is not going to make Windows 7 available for ARM-based netbooks and PCs, company officials said at this week's Computex trade show. But Microsoft still isn't saying it never will deliver a port of Windows to ARM.
When Microsoft released the Beta of Windows 7 in January, it released a set of recommended system requirements for the Beta (which its officials noted were subject to change). On April 30, concurrent with the beginning of the delivery of the Release Candidate, Microsoft released the final system requirements for Windows 7.