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e Why are we not using Intel on Windows? Even Microsoft is trying to build ARM into something. They have Surface Pro 9 as an ARM variant... they have native apps for ARM as well with most of their apps being ARM64 binaries (including most recently now Visual Studio which has a release version in an ARM64 binary)
So like most things with Dropbox, I suspect they'll refuse to do it for a while much like when they limited things to just 1TB, and then limited storage to 2TB, and now are offering 3TB... plus options to add in another 1TB without going for the Business version which requires you to pay for 5 users at a minimum. It took them a while but they have an M1 variant for Mac... I had a Mac last year and remember when that came out.
It's like that they're going to eventually support it once enough people have them in their hands... in the meantime, the only solution for me on Windows is to use OneDrive. Dropbox has far easier to use versioning support but OneDrive has something like that too.... so I have to subscribe to OneDrive and hope that Dropbox get that ARM build within the year. But at least OneDrive is an option.
ARM (M1)? I used to have a Mac M1 laptop and I remember they did come out with an M1 client. Pretty sure they had updated it because I once referenced it somewhere to ask that if they could do it for Mac, is there a plan for Windows?
And I'm guessing that it may come after ARM64 gets enough numbers and then a year or so after that point.
Dropbox has been silent on the issue of coming out with an ARM client for Windows for, I reckon, about 7 years - ever since the first ARM based Windows machine was released with the original Surface in fact. Dropbox have steadfastly refused to create a Windows ARM based client repeatedly saying they have no plans and it isn't on their roadmap. No matter how many times people asked, dropbox kept ignoring the request. I finally gave up waiting a couple of years ago, and bought the bullet and transferred over to OneDrive, which does work fine on Windows on ARM. Never been more pleased. Dropbox lost well over a thousand dollars a year as I was on a business plan with 6 accounts. Was extremely frustrated with Dropbox and I will not feel sorry for them at all when they eventually go out of business due to not supporting the platforms paying customers needed them to.
Yep. If I still had Surface Pro X, I'd have not switched back to OneDrive. Now on Mac where I have my MacBook Pro running Win 11 ARM64, it's not as much an issue since I have the client on the Mac and can reach it using Parallels. But they could make one. When it was RT, I could see them not doing it as RT went the way of S Mode. But with Win11, they have improved emulation and everything to where you could use it daily for almost everything an average person would use (and more every day with Visual Studio now native on ARM).... seems it would be nice to hear someone's working on it or there's a plan especially as MS seems to be moving towards having both ARM64 and x64 be on the roadmap.
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