The Windows 8 mini-‘Digital Divide’ opens an interesting rift between the desktop and mobile

Music production professionals who use the Windows platform to run their studios (there are far more than some would imagine) appear to have much to be thankful for with the coming release of Windows 8 — for the desktop.

Windows 8 — which Microsoft has decided to split into a full desktop version and a lite, phone and tablet-friendly script-centric version — appears to offer robust enhancements for those who develop and use music production software for the desktop.

But the news for mobile users who thought they might get some iPad-like music apps in the new mobile branch, Win RT, is not nearly so sanguine,  as this Create Digital Music article from Peter Kirn explores:

Music Developer on Windows 8: A Leap Forward for Desktops; A Leap Backward for Metro, WinRT?