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How will the Desktop work on a Smartphone

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    Vista and Win7

    How will the Desktop work on a Smartphone

    I wonder whether there will be a Desktop App for the ARM devices. I would think that fishing a document out of the explorer folder on a 4" screen can be pretty finagly.

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    I was wondering about that myself, I think that's were pinning stuff to the Metro start screen will be used the most.

    This will certainly be a big operating system to be stuffed into a smart phone.
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    Windows 7: Professional - Service Pack 1 (Soon to be Windows 8: Release Preview)

    If I remember correctly, Windows 8 on ARM will have no Desktop, just the Metro System (Basically you can only use Metro Apps with the exception of I think Microsoft Office.)
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