Windows on ARM has not been universally popular. When first announced a week shy of three years ago, the prospect of Windows running on ARM processors piqued many people's interest, particularly around what software it would be able to run, and what hardware it would be able to run it on.
That interest rapidly waned when it landed in users' hands. Windows RT, as Windows on ARM was branded for its release, could only run new-style touch friendly Metro applications, which were few and far between. The extensive body of traditional Windows applications built for x86 processors was, not entirely surprisingly, off limits.