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[2]: Comment by saso
by tylerdurden on Wed 9th Jan 2013 07:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by saso"
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Microsoft has a three good things going for it that Apple (and Android) doesn't: OEM relationships in the PC space, Enterprise support/integration in the PC space, and size in the PC space.

There, fixed.

Otherwise 2 out of 3 do not apply for the mobile/low power space: Apple is arguably larger than MS from a valuation standpoint, and Google has far more traction with Phone/Tablet OEMs.

Microsoft still has the enterprise market, which is a nice chunk... but it's hurting for growth.

Edited 2013-01-09 07:08 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by saso
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 9th Jan 2013 15:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by saso"
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Actually a large PC manufacturer is giving my company a windows RT based tablet Gratis, in the hope that we find it to be awesome and order a gazillion more. The company in question has never done this before with any product.

So that counts for something, I think. I imagine some companies will take them up on their offer to order more.

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RE[3]: Comment by saso
by Drumhellar on Wed 9th Jan 2013 21:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by saso"
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Microsoft has strong relationships with the likes of Lenovo and Dell, who make good convertables, and will likely move past just convertables, as the full-on PC market is slowing in growth.

Though, I concede the Enterprise point as it relates to Windows RT. I had thought Windows RT would integrate with Active Directory; I now know that it doesn't. It can't join a domain, so GP settings can't be applied systematically.

However, this won't apply to many x86-based tablets.

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