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Qualcomm CEO Says Windows 8, RT Functionality Will Ultimately Win Over Customers

Paul Jacobs, the Chief Executive Officer of semiconductor giant Qualcomm, said Microsoft has to update their older Windows programs by incorporating touch capabilities.

Jacobs said the incorporation of touch capability to older windows program will surely help the adaption of the latest version of the Microsoft’s operating system.

The Qualcomm top honcho believes the first days or weeks after the launch of Windows RT will be surrounded by fear, uncertainty, and doubt but the vast capabilities of the new system will ultimately win the preference of the consumers.

“Legacy apps have to go touch. That’s the paradigm now. You need to be touch,” said Jacobs during a news conference a day before the much awaited release of Windows 8.

Windows 8 is the first version of Microsoft’s OS to showcase touch capabilities and other applications commonly found and use on tablets. The Windows RT runs on chips based on ARM architecture, which is used to power tablets and smartphones.

Windows features the latest security features such as malware filtering and built-in antivirus software. It also introduces a new shell and user interface, which was largely based on the company’s ‘Metro” design language.

Despite the ‘worries’ that surround Microsoft’s new system, Jacobs believes customers will eventually like the mobile experience catered by Windows RT. Microsoft is expected to release a number of applications in the succeeding weeks following the release of the new system.

“People right now have the assumption that apps won’t come, but the assumption should be the other way around,” Jacobs said. “You’re going to see a lot of stuff that’s going to continue to happen past this launch date,” said Jacobs, who claims that more developers will start creating programs and applications once they found out that Windows 8/RT and Windows Phone 8 fundamentally features “similar system”

Windows 8 has just been released for general availability on October 26, 2012.

Via: Cnet

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