Intel Senior Vice President Renee James leaked some information(link1, link2) regarding Windows 8. According to her there would be 4 different versions of Windows 8 on ARM architecture and only Intel powered x86 Windows 8 will be capable of running legacy applications.
Microsoft today denied recent Intel’s claim on Windows 8 to Business Insider with the following statement
Intel’s statements during yesterday’s Intel Investor Meeting about Microsoft’s plans for the next version of Windows were factually inaccurate and unfortunately misleading. From the first demonstrations of Windows on SoC, we have been clear about our goals and have emphasized that we are at the technology demonstration stage. As such, we have no further details or information at this time.
While Microsoft’s denial are still unclear and they are not just ready to share any information regarding Windows 8. This year’s PDC will answer all these questions. Lets see how Microsoft plays it out.