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Windows RT a necessary disruption

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    Windows RT a necessary disruption


    An insight into the idea of RT.
    .Microsoft defended the future viability of Windows RT during an interview with CNET today.Michael Angiulo, corporate vice president, Windows Planning, Hardware & PC Ecosystem, talked with CNET about what makes RT important for the software giant.
    The platform took some hard knocks before and after it debuted on October 26. A lot of the criticism has focused on the lack of compatibility with older Windows applications, in contrast to backward-compatible Windows 8 on Intel-based devices.
    But Angiulo says Microsoft has good reason to stick with the platform.
    More at the source.

    Microsoft defends Windows RT as necessary disruption | Microsoft - CNET News

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    Thanks for posting the article link, Bill.

    It all makes perfect sense to me.

    Gee...any clue as to who else will post here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thanks for posting the article link, Bill.

    It all makes perfect sense to me.

    Gee...any clue as to who else will post here?
    It all makes perfect sense to me too, I've been reading a lot of people who own both the iPad and the Surface very seldom go back to the iPad, except for some games.
    I was going to say something but better not
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    I have an ASUS Windows RT tablet, and as a small business person, it is my mobile workhorse. I use it daily to stay in touch, get access to files from the cloud, do light Excel and Word editing and consume a lot of business related content. I went with RT because of battery life and full integration with my MSFT ecosystem. Couldn't ask for more -- well, maybe a few more apps and a better Mail program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeigs View Post
    I have an ASUS Windows RT tablet, and as a small business person, it is my mobile workhorse. I use it daily to stay in touch, get access to files from the cloud, do light Excel and Word editing and consume a lot of business related content. I went with RT because of battery life and full integration with my MSFT ecosystem. Couldn't ask for more -- well, maybe a few more apps and a better Mail program.
    Asus have always made good stuff, I've used quite a few of their motherboards over the years. I've read a lot of comments from people like yourself that always seem positive so this thing should be selling more. The apps will come once the developers start to wake up.
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    I have a Surface Pro in my bag, a few feet from me. But I am posting this response from my Chromebook. The Surface Pro is just more machine than I need for this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I have a Surface Pro in my bag, a few feet from me. But I am posting this response from my Chromebook. The Surface Pro is just more machine than I need for this post.
    That's the problem with Microsoft stuff, it's either too much, too little or too right. I'm willing to bet any money that if they had the perfect tablet with 500,000 apps most people would still be criticising it, it's just the way it is with Microsoft.

    Sent from my iPad, but eventually from a MS tablet.

    Now that Microsoft has got skin in the game I really don't want to buy anymore Apple Strudel.
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    You really think people hate Microsoft don't you. I'm not using my Chromebook because I hate Microsoft. My opinions of Microsoft have absolutely 0 influence on why I am using the Chromebook right now.
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    Some interesting figures to add to the discussion. Will be slow for Windows 8 to gain traction.

    Tablet PC Architectures Dominated by ARM and iOS
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Some interesting figures to add to the discussion. Will be slow for Windows 8 to gain traction.

    Tablet PC Architectures Dominated by ARM and iOS
    If those figures are correct, I'll eat my iPad in 2017, luckily for me I won't have it by then. They did a similar projection with Android tablets a few years ago, with Android hardly gaining at all, look at it now.

    I can't remember what the first years percentage of Android tablets was, but I dare say it was under 2%. When I bought mine there were literally no Apps made for tablets.

    Unfortunately not many companies have the hypnotic power to induce people to buy rubbish like Apple does.
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