Originally Posted by tanner314
Can we use a virtual desktop to bring Windows to Ubuntu?
Such as Vmware. Also windows 8 has a ARM leak, this is why I ask
I doubt it. There is no VMWare/VirtualBox for ARM (only x86, which is designed fairly well for virtualization). There is QEMU but this is going to be incredibly slow (ie. it may run Windows 95 at a slow pace, but anything more than that probably won't boot at all, or would take an hour to load). QEMU can run x86 or ARM binaries on ARM because it is an emulator, not a virtualization environment, but this makes it slow.
I think we'd have better luck actually booting the ARM version of Win8 on the TouchPad. The better question is why, just because it's Windows doesn't automatically mean it will run your favorite Windows apps. It won't be able to run Windows games and there isn't an Office for it yet I don't think. The most you'd get is the interface and bundled apps (which is IE, and who uses that anyways).
I think we have a much better chance at making a high quality Ubuntu/Arch/Debian/Whatever Linux port that brings a ton of Linux apps already available for ARM to the platform (including Firefox, LibreOffice, etc.).