Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:00 UTC
Microsoft One of the major lacking features in the newest Office: no Metro applications. In fact, the only reason Windows RT has a desktop at all is because the Office team was unable to create Metro applications in time for the release of Windows RT. I often thought this was a classic case of two important divisions within Microsoft not getting along and not being aligned, but now that I have my own Surface RT, I'm starting to realise that there's a far simpler, and thus more likely, explanation: Metro is simply not ready for anything serious - or for anything at all, really.
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Thu 7th Mar 2013 02:45 UTC
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Windows on arm is pretty pointless now. It was needed 9 years ago. Now we have x86 cores that use power like arm ones, and in a year they won't stink.

Microsoft has almost always been rich enough to screw up this badly. Windows RT as we know it will die and life will go on.

I look forward to a Asus convertible that can dual boot android and windows x86, and also run both virtualized inside each other. Sounds crazy but the tech isn't far off. Same for having your x86 windows on your phone.

The sacrifices of windows on arm put it too far behind to catch up before Intel atom slays it.

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