Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Oct 2012 16:13 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Windows "I've been writing about Windows for almost 20 years, and I feel like I've kind of seen it all. But for the past several days, I've been struggling under the weight of the most brutal email onslaught I've ever endured over these two decades. And if my email is any indication, and I believe it is, the majority of people out there have absolutely no idea what Windows RT is. This is a problem." When even Paul Thurrot is worried, you can be sure it is, actually, a problem. We're going to see and hear about a lot of frustrated customer who can't load up their 1997 copy of Awesome Garden Designer 2.0 Deluxe.
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The end of the MS monopoly?
by kateline on Mon 22nd Oct 2012 18:10 UTC
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With RT and the Windows 8 UI Microsoft is taking a huge risk of angering their user base. They've gotten away with that before (eg Vista) but with the increased competition these days I'm not sure they will again. People have gotten used to Linux Android and iOS on their phones and tablets and may bolt from MS if MS blows this one. Could be momentous change for desktop/laptop computing

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Don't forget chromebooks. I've seen a lot of ads for them, and at $250 us, I'm tempted. I think they could steel a number of users. If you want a cheap web device with a keyboard... it makes a lot more sense than a nexus 7 or mini ipad or kindle.

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zima Member since:

Though Chromebooks are priced comparably to ordinary netbooks ...on which you can install Chrome, and more.

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