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7 Reasons Windows 8 RT was DOA

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    So your point is that Homegroup does the trick - sharing like between several PCs. Understand.

    How about streaming from the PC - e.g. a TV program you run on the PC.
    What is this TV program? I do believe there is an actual app for that for Windows RT...

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  2. #22


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    I was not thinking of any specific TV program. My point was streaming (as opposed to sharing and copying) something to the tablet which is running on the PC.
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  3. #23


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    Like Hulu, and Netflix, Yes

    Crackle which is on the Xbox and Windows Phone, should not be far behind for Win8, among others.

    Or streaming from youe Media PC,, I do not see why not.

    If you are referring to streaming from a DVR or something, not sure....
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  4. #24


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I was not thinking of any specific TV program. My point was streaming (as opposed to sharing and copying) something to the tablet which is running on the PC.
    Oh yeah, Xbox SmartGlass, the ones Tepid mentioned, Plex I belive it's called. If you want from an actual PC to the Windows RT tablet, I think I read about an app that was released on Windows 8 that does just that.
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  5. #25


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    While I was in my local 'Hardly Normal' store buying Windows 8 recently, I got to chatting to the salesman, as you do. He wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer, computer-wise, but not entirely lacking in knowledge. We discussed Windows 8 for a while, then got onto beta-testing. He was running the RP at that time, and I had the CP.

    Anyway, transaction completed, he asked if there was anything else he could help me with. So on the spur of the moment, I said 'Got any Surfaces'? He had, so I asked if I could check it out. I was curious, so I had a bit of a play around with it, and was quite impressed with it, for what it is.
    Now, I'm not in the market for a tablet, but if I was, and if running x86 stuff wasn't an issue for me (it is), I'd buy one.
    No question. It's much better than I expected, and streets ahead of the few Android tabs I've played with. Not interested in iPad at all.
    Wenda.
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  6. #26


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    ...
    It's called traffic bait. Traffic = money for websites. Bashing Windows 8 is currently the "in" thing to do which in turn produces traffic to websites.
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  7. #27


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    Indeed - I was quite surprised at the headline, because (as someone who uses a Surface RT as a primary business device) I was a little surprised that Windows RT was DOA already.

    <sarcasm>
    All this time I thought I'd been using it to get stuff done, but apparently I was wrong!
    </sarcasm>
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  8. #28


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    Windows 8 Pro w/Media Center, Windows RT


    Quote Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
    Indeed - I was quite surprised at the headline, because (as someone who uses a Surface RT as a primary business device) I was a little surprised that Windows RT was DOA already.

    <sarcasm>
    All this time I thought I'd been using it to get stuff done, but apparently I was wrong!
    </sarcasm>
    Well said cluberti. I use my ASUS Vivo Tab RT based tablet as primary out-and-about business device to get lots of real work done. I have complete access to my Exchange server, work databases, client and work related documents. It's easy and a snap to use. Certainly not DOA here.
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  9. #29


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    I'll stick with my Windows 8 slablet.

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  10. #30


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    What on earth is a 'slablet' ??
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