I read an article once saying they’ve officially named the version of Windows that will be running on devices with a ARM processor: Windows RT. Now, usually I wouldn’t care what processor was in my tablet-to-be, but then when I read an article, it said non-retro apps would not be ale to run on these devices, because they don’t have 32-bit support. Yet Wikipedia says it’s a something about it being based off of a 32-bit architecture architecture architecture.
So right now I’m confused on how many bits a actual ARM processor is (Because i know they mainly are 32-bit, 64-bit, and we will probably be looking at 128-bit soon), and how it’s except from the standardized bit system that is computer logic. Not only that, I’m kinda mad as well. I don’t want a half-witted version of Windows 8. I strongly believe that Windows 8 is best on a touch device (A keyboard and mouse is a nightmare to use /opinion), and so naturally I want one. But I’m a very demanding of my tech. I want it do what it’s supposed to, and more! And so if I’m getting a tablet, I want to be able to run the same programs my laptop does (which is a quite big and bulky gaming laptop…not very practical lugging around everywhere). When the iPad was only rumor, I was hoping it’d be like a thin Mac computer, only to be disappointed when it turned out to be an over-sized iPod touch.
Don’t get me wrong…I’m not saying the iPad is horrible at all, but I just want to see a tablet that can do more beyond it’s app store. And since Windows is the latest one, I was hoping they would revolutionize the tablet industry; bringing the full functionality of a PC to any car, train, bus, plane, or any other place you can think of. Anyways…enough of my ranting: Why can’t ARM devices run regular programs, if the architecture is based off a 32-bit processor?