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It has been touted by Microsoft that Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 will all have a "shared core" allowing for much faster development across the platforms. Do we have any specific details as to what is in this "shared core?"

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I suspect it has to do with MinWin, though my previous comment (which I deleted) didn't have an accurate source for my suspicion. – user3463 Oct 30 '12 at 16:15
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This refers to the unified Windows Runtime application programming interface, which allows software developers to create applications which work and behave the same on windows phone, windows 8 and windows rt.

When you develop an app for one of these plattforms using the windows runtime, it usually also runs on the others without any modifications.

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