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Windows RT: Failure?

  1. #51


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jbfoster View Post
    Windows RT does have a Desktop but I think they should of called it something different.

    agree 110%, it's confusing
    Desktop RT.

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  2. #52


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Actually Microsoft should of left the desktop OS alone. Made Windows RT just for tablets. Microsoft could of made Windows 8 for the desktop but left the metro part out. I don't have a problem with Windows 8 on my PC. I can use it just fine. I know what the difference is between the two are.

    The average user will and does get confused. Some will buy the RT thinking they can run all the same software they have on their desktop. A coworker was going to buy the Surface but once I explained what Windows RT was, he said $500 for that, HELL NO.

    I feel people should not bash Windows 8. By all means post what you don't like about it. Don't just make posts that say Windows 8 sucks.
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  3. #53


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    For 500 dollars, I'd buy an RT tablet just for Office. I could simply use a remote desktop connection to my home puter for other needs if they arise.

    But preferably, I'd throw 8-900 dollars for a Surface Pro.
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  4. #54


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    For 500 dollars, I'd buy an RT tablet just for Office. I could simply use a remote desktop connection to my home puter for other needs if they arise. .

    you start to interest me with Remote Desktop, may be you gone sell me a surface Coke ..... as I'm using Remote Desktop Manager I have not yet look at Metro apps to do it, did MS have one ? or do you know if Remote Desktop run on the ( light) desktop version of RT ?
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  5. #55


    Posts : 534
    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    or do you know if Remote Desktop run on the ( light) desktop version of RT ?
    Yea there is a Remote Desktop App available which supports RT, add remote desktop gateway and VDI and the fun begins.
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  6. #56


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Ya it work and I can even open few at the time, I will still use Remote Desktop Manger on my PC, but on a tablet it's something I have to look for. Thanks R0Br and Coke ( I may regret this , lol )

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  7. #57


    Me thinks the sweet spot is regular Windows 8 Pro on a Clover Trail device. Now that Windows RT has been out a couple week, my reaction is yawn! My Samsung slate is too high end to be a real portable tablet w/ poor battery life. That is why Clover Trail devices interest me, good battery life w/ real legacy desktop apps. I might be interested in the Surface Pro once it is released. For me Windows 8 itself is the icing on the cake and not Surface.
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  8. #58


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    @Area,

    Some people get upset if you don't affirm their personal choices.

    It is a sign of insecurity.

    As this is about RT - do they have the refresh/reset thing on those machines?

    Has anybody here actually bought one?

    I live near a couple MS retail stores in the flesh. And so far I've only heard of a friend of a friend w/ a Surface tablet. There is a guy at a local restaurant I see a couple days a week w/ an Asus Transformer Android Tablet. We've been comparing notes on tablets for months now. He has a coworker who bought the Surface the first weekend it was released. That is the only Surface purchase I've heard of locally (Orange County CA). I played w/ an Asus Vivo RT device at the MS Store and was impressed but not enough to spring for it...
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  9. #59


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    of course you have a Droid and you like it........... Like everything I have and it don't work well for me someone have the same and it work fine.... , it's too obvious than in every tread somone come to say the opposite

    here a pic of the mine, I means my old one I give it to my 6 years old daughter to play with

    Windows Phone 8!!

    Read my review of the Lumia 920, it may help.
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  10. #60


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Read my review of the Lumia 920, it may help.
    I don't read review , I try ...I'm not a BB window shopper me, I'm a regular customer of the same cellphone store since 1998 , so I can barrow a demo for a day and try it for real.
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