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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WinRT and Windows RT
by wigry on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 14:42 UTC
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2008-10-09

Juyst to note another mysterious flop from the Microsoft side.

They created library or layer or abstraction called WinRT that was supposed to replace Win32. And then they names a version of their latest OS as Windows RT.

So WinRT is inside both Windows 8 and Windows RT

BTW WinRT is actually nothing spectacular and deep inside there is still age old Win32 and COM and other old stuff just beefed up a bit and put together is some funny way. A must read for any windows develper or anybody who is curious why Windows 8 turned out to be the way it is.
http://arstechnica.com/features/2012/10/windows-8-and-winrt-everyth...

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