Centennial store apps on Windows on ARM?

Should, in theory at least, Centennial store apps work on Windows on ARM devices as well as any other Win32 app?

Conversation 7 comments

  • skane2600

    04 May, 2017 - 12:00 pm

    <p>It's a question that can't yet be answered since we don't know even if "any other Win32 app" will run on Windows on ARM devices. All we've seen so far is a demo.</p>

  • ChristopherCollins

    Premium Member
    04 May, 2017 - 12:17 pm

    <p>I don't have time to search the article, but one of them I read said that WOA had an x86 emulation mode, so if Photoshop launched on it in the demo, I would say that any Centennial app would be fine.</p>

  • Dan1986ist

    Premium Member
    04 May, 2017 - 2:23 pm

    <p>If NT 4.0 back in the 90s could run some Win32 programs in X86 emulation on Alpha CPUs, Windows 10 on ARM could likely have something similar. </p>

    • skane2600

      04 May, 2017 - 2:47 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#112712"><em>In reply to Dan1986ist:</em></a></blockquote><p>The key word is "some". For Windows on ARM to be successful it pretty much has to be able to run everything and with reasonable performance. I still remember the "almost" compatible IBM PC clones back in the day. It was only when they transitioned from "almost" to "completely" did the market for non-IBM PCs really take off. </p>

  • Sprtfan

    Premium Member
    04 May, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    <p>I wasn't sure after converting it and putting it in a <span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">container if it would work the same as a normal Win32 app when going though emulation. I guess the obvious solution would be to just use the original Win32 app in emulation instead of the converted app in the store if it was an issue. </span></p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    05 May, 2017 - 1:54 pm

    <p>Desktop Bridge uses AppV, so having a binary translation layer around the container would be pretty easy. Its not dissimilar from how Apple used the Rosetta compatibility layer in OS X 10.4-10.6</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    05 May, 2017 - 4:34 pm

    <p>It's unclear, sorry, for all the reasons cited by the other comments. </p>


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