Microsoft (MSFT) douses the hopes of PC enthusiasts by declaring software written for the x86...

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft (MSFT) douses the hopes of PC enthusiasts by declaring software written for the x86 chip architecture used by Intel (INTC) and AMD won't run on Windows 8 systems featuring ARM-based (ARMH) processors. At the least, this should give Intel and AMD some time to counter the threat posed by ARM licensees such as TXN, QCOM, and NVDA.