Java and Store on the Surface 3

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  1. Kingsman

    Kingsman New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have 2 questions (sorry for my english) about the Surface 3.

    1) Are we obliged to use the store to install a new software ? Or can we install it like a personal computer ?

    2) A friend told me it's impossible to use Java on the Surfaces but i'm a JavaEE developer. Is it possible on the Surface 3 ? I want to buy it for programming.

    Thanks a lot and have a pleasant evening !
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    The Surface 3 is running an x86 Intel ATOM Cherry Trail SoC so it supports legacy software, but I wouldn't recommend trying to use it for Development Work as the ATOM is a low end SoC. the Surface Pro 3 is better development machine.
     
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    Thanks for your response. JavaEE can be installed on the Surface Pro 3 ? My friend told me the problem was Surfaces runs on Windows RT. That's why many software (and java) are don't compatible with it.

    Thank you !
     
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    Your friend is misinformed.

    The Surface Pro models have always run the full x86/x64 Windows.

    The Surface RT and Surface 2 ran Windows RT, those are both discontinued although still available from resellers.

    The new Surface 3 is an x86/x64 platform that runs full Windows.

    I would agree the Surface 3 might be underpowered for development... you would need the 4GB/128GB version at the least, then it might handle light development. YMMV or be poor. :)
     
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