Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2012 16:13 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows "I've been writing about Windows for almost 20 years, and I feel like I've kind of seen it all. But for the past several days, I've been struggling under the weight of the most brutal email onslaught I've ever endured over these two decades. And if my email is any indication, and I believe it is, the majority of people out there have absolutely no idea what Windows RT is. This is a problem." When even Paul Thurrot is worried, you can be sure it is, actually, a problem. We're going to see and hear about a lot of frustrated customer who can't load up their 1997 copy of Awesome Garden Designer 2.0 Deluxe.
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ARM going mainstream
by p13. on Sun 21st Oct 2012 17:03 UTC
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This could've been the much-needed shot in the arm the hobbyist PC market needs.
Too bad it's locked down and dead before it even started.

I think this will seriously confuse people. People think they're buying a computer. To them, a computer is this box that should just run awesome garden designer 2.0 Deluxe. But it won't.
I've bought an SGI octane2 off of someone that didn't want it once someone told him it wouldn't run windows ...

If anything could validify apple's original assault case on samsung, then it should be this. People will buy a product, expecting it to be something ... but it will be something else entirely.

Anyway, we'll see ... interesting times.

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