Win8 Dictionary

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This is an attempt to reduce confusion about the new terms introduced with the release of Windows 8 in various modes, for various architectures and various restrictions.

  • Win32 : The evolving set of APIs available since Windows 3.11 and still changing these days.
  • Windows 8 : The version of Windows released at the end of 2012.
  • WinRT
  • Windows RT
  • Blue
  • WP8 : The version of Windows 8 that runs on phones (short for Windows Phone 8)
  • Metro
  • Desktop
  • Windows on ARM