Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2013 22:53 UTC
Windows Well, this can't be a good sign. Samsung has told CNET that the company will not be launching its Windows RT tablet in the United States, citing a lack of demand and consumer confusion. After I spent an afternoon in my country's largest electronics retailer, it's hard not to agree with Samsung.
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very sad
by FunkyELF on Mon 14th Jan 2013 14:40 UTC
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Microsoft missed an opportunity here.
You have to wonder what kind of deals Intel had with Microsoft.
Obviously desktop applications are possible on ARM... it has been proven.
So why the artificial limit?

Microsoft thinks customers are too stupid to know the difference between RT and 8... thinking customers might complain that they can't run quicken or photoshop?

So what do you do?... You try to differentiate artificially.
You call it RT instead of 8, and you say up front, no desktop apps on RT. That should be a big enough difference for users and they'll be able to understand it right?

Wrong.. now it looks like OEMs think customers are too stupid to even attempt to explain the difference after Microsoft went out of their way to exaggerate the difference.


If Microsoft had faith in their developers they'd create tools to make fat binaries just like OSX did with PPC and x86.
Microsoft has no such faith in their developers and it is Microsoft's fault.
They bent over backwards ensuring backward compatibility release after release and it is finally coming around to bite them in the ass.

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