Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 23:27 UTC
Windows So, a rudimentary jailbreak for Windows RT made its way onto the web these past few days. Open source applications were ported right away, and it was confirmed that Windows RT is the full Windows - it's exactly the same as regular Windows, except that it runs on ARM. Microsoft responded to the jailbreak as well.
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RE[3]: Comment by saso
by HappyGod on Wed 9th Jan 2013 23:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by saso"
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Future, unannounced and speculated about products aren't valid reasons to purchase a computer now, are they?


Do you really, seriously believe that MS will not port their primary draw, and second most profitable piece of software to the platform?

I mean they are currently working on metrofying Office already! It's pretty obvious.

Er, not really. Android on phones and tablets is already converged and it's just a question of when it will make the hop to even larger computing platforms still (a step it has arguably already taken - plenty of tablets allow HDMI output and keyboard+mouse input and the results work quite alright).


Future, unannounced and speculated about products aren't valid reasons to purchase a computer now, are they?

This is all great, but it's subjective and it's not something that will force users to do a platform and ecosystem change.


Notice how I never said that it would. The OP asked why anyone would possibly buy a Win8 device over the competition. I provided some reasons why they might

Edited 2013-01-09 23:36 UTC

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