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Seriously, who is Windows RT for?

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phailyoor View Post
    tl;dr. Basically, for users who only need Office and IE desktop.
    Too long? Took me all of 20 seconds to read. IMO, there's no such thing as a post that's too long, as long as it's relevant to the topic.
    Well, you must be a very fast reader if you read coke's wall of text in only 20 seconds. Have your considered using your speed-reading skills in the professional field?
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    For the enterprise you can setup Remote Apps with Windows Server 2012, so basically you can install Adobe CS on the server and access it from Windows RT tablet as if it was a desktop application. You can even connect to a VDI session if you want and basically have your own Windows 8 session remotely on your RT tablet. (Uh oh...did I just say that? Queue Jimbo. )

    For consumers there are plenty of people that are looking for a consumption device or iPads wouldn't be selling in the millions. After working with computers all day the last thing I want is to sit on my couch with a laptop on my lap just to browse the web, access these forums or read some news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    Great find Kebero! Thanks

    To quote the article:

    Finally, is there anything else you wish to say about Windows 8 and its upcoming launch?

    Well, I would like to say hang on tight as this is going to be a fun and wild ride and get on-board before you are left standing in the dust. And be excited about how this is going to change how you work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    For the enterprise you can setup Remote Apps with Windows Server 2012, so basically you can install Adobe CS on the server and access it from Windows RT tablet as if it was a desktop application. You can even connect to a VDI session if you want and basically have your own Windows 8 session remotely on your RT tablet. (Uh oh...did I just say that? Queue Jimbo. )

    For consumers there are plenty of people that are looking for a consumption device or iPads wouldn't be selling in the millions. After working with computers all day the last thing I want is to sit on my couch with a laptop on my lap just to browse the web, access these forums or read some news.
    Yes, you did say that! And very well, if I may add.
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    Oh man, VDI with Server 2012 is amazing!
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    I'm not a Pro, nor do I consider myself very savvy, but I was just reading up on VDI features.

    Microsoft | Windows Server 2012 | Virtual Desktop Infrastructure | Features

    Virtualization opens up a whole new world, doesn't it? And this makes for more use for a Pad, doesn't it? Wow!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I'm not a Pro, nor do I consider myself very savvy, but I was just reading up on VDI features.

    Microsoft | Windows Server 2012 | Virtual Desktop Infrastructure | Features

    Virtualization opens up a whole new world, doesn't it? And this makes for more use for a Pad, doesn't it? Wow!!
    It's pretty cool stuff. I'm working on upgrading our vSphere infrastructure up to version 5 so that I can install some Windows Server 2012 VMs to start testing this. I should have my Surface RT by then too so that I can put it through it's paces with my test setup.
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    I think RT is useful for anyone that doesn't need to run desktop apps on a tablet. That would be all the people that would otherwise buy an iPad or Android based tablet. Lots of people buy those, so there's certainly a market for them.

    Of course those devices can't run Office, so RT has one advantage over iPads and Android Tablets (though you can run what amounts to iWork on an iPad)
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