Re: MS will probably nuke any x86 code too
Microsoft have previous form.
16-bit apps ended up being supported in their own sandbox on 32-bit windows.
The word I heard is that the next Windows will have 32-bit apps running in a sandbox, maybe 64-bit Windows apps in another, Linux in another and the overall Windows management OS will simply become a hypervisor. It may even be Linux based.
If it wasn't for the fact that Apple would throw *all* their toys out of the pram, various flavours of Apple would be capable of running in sandboxes, as they do currently in a VM on Windows.
I'm more interested in whether Android apps would be supported. It would certainly be possible for Xbox to merge into this scenario.