Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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RE: ARM
by rbenchley on Tue 17th Apr 2012 09:02 UTC in reply to "ARM"
rbenchley
Member since:
2005-11-03

People who may well have bought copies of Windows 8 for their ARM machines will be forced into a life of crime.

How exactly are they going to be forced to steal software? I agree with you that Microsoft would be much wiser to sell Windows 8 for ARM to anyone who has a machine that meets a certain set of guidelines, but they're not forcing anyone to do anything. If someone doesn't want to invest in a new ARM device in order to use Win 8, there many versions of Linux or Android that they can use.

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RE[2]: ARM
by Moredhas on Tue 17th Apr 2012 09:18 in reply to "RE: ARM"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I'm being melodramatic about it. If Microsoft won't meet the paying customers who have their wallets in their hands, and these people really want Windows, they're going to pirate it. I agree, Linux really is good enough, if not preferable for some, though.

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RE[3]: ARM
by Carewolf on Tue 17th Apr 2012 17:28 in reply to "RE[2]: ARM"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

What cases are you really considering here? By being metro only I don't think I would want Windows RT on a desktop or dual boot Linux device. There is just not going to be any applications for it, so oddly enough Linux will have better support and more apps in that corner case, and for everybody-else I guess they would be happy with just the default Windows RT on their toy.

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