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Re: Partition a prime and run another os?
Not exactly. There will be a version of Windows "8" for ARM so that we can have low-power Windows "8" tablets that compete with iPads and Android devices in form factor and battery life. But Windows "8" for ARM will only be available to device manufacturers who are producing those devices, there will not be a way to purchase the ARM-specific version. Additionally, like with Android, there will be some level of customization required by hardware manufacturers in order to fully support all of the built-in device capabilities. It will end up being very much like the current tablet/phone market, except that it will be an ARM-specific flavor of Windows "8" on it (think something like Windows Phone).
Originally Posted by digitalslacker
But most importantly, the ARM-specific version of the OS will not allow you to execute existing x86/x64 code, so your entire base existing Windows applications won't work on the new ARM-specific version of Windows. But any new applications written for the new WinRT API (basically anything available in the Windows 8 store/marketplace) will work on either platform.
Realistically, I can't see why someone would want to go through all of the trouble to shoehorn a version of Windows 8 for ARM onto a Prime, assuming that they could even get ahold of the code to install it.