Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Oct 2012 00:46 UTC
Windows "Taiwanese computer maker Acer is putting off the launch of tablets using Microsoft's new Windows RT operating system to give itself time to see how Microsoft's own Surface tablet fares. The world's No. 4 PC vendor by shipments initially planned to roll out Windows RT tablets based on ARM chips early next year. However, the launch of Microsoft's tablet last week and the mixed reviews it has drawn has prompted Acer to wait and see until at least the second quarter of 2013." Whatever the reason, this doesn't send a very promising message about Windows RT. Or, not entirely unlikely, Acer and other OEMs just can't measure up to Surface RT.
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ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

This makes me a bit sad, as ARM *should* work great on these devices... it's only Microsoft's choice to limit the ARM version that makes it limited; there's nothing inherent to a processor switch that makes it impossible.


Yes it is Microsoft's choice to only allow Win32 for them and no one else.

You see actually porting Office to WinRT would be a huge undertaking so the brought just enough of Win32 for Office. So their stance is basically Win32 for me but not for thee. Everyone else has to start from scratch.

Yea good luck with that Sinofsky.

Oh and I think Sinofsky doesn't want anyone to know about the secret Win32 stash that only Microsoft has access to. We should not talk about it.

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