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  • They tried Windows on Itanium and on Alpha. I think the biggest issue is even though the OS could be recompiled, most apps are not compiled at install in order to take advantage of the underlying platform. You saw a similar issue with the original Surface being ARM only. Sure the OS was there but people couldn’t run the Windows apps they were used to and Microsoft got held responsible rather than the developers.

    Alternatively you’d have to put an x86 emulation layer which would slow apps down and people would again ask “why?”