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 ze_jerkface on Fri 11th Jan 2013 08:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by saso"
ze_jerkface
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2012-06-22

On the other hand, the problem with Surface is the high price. Microsoft seen as missing in action at the $200 level.


Even at $200 I would still recommend the iPad mini for the typical user. It would still be worth the $130 premium due to the software library. I also think the Kindle/Nook tablets are a better offering as well.

Surface RT is just a bad idea. They're basically trying to sell Office Junior plus IE all while pissing off Windows developers by discarding the APIs they built up over the last 10 years.

What they need to do is bury all these bad ideas and pretend the Sinofsky era never existed.

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RE[3]: Comment by saso
by Deviate_X on Sat 12th Jan 2013 13:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by saso"
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2005-07-11

"On the other hand, the problem with Surface is the high price. Microsoft seen as missing in action at the $200 level.


Even at $200 I would still recommend the iPad mini for the typical user. It would still be worth the $130 premium due to the software library. I also think the Kindle/Nook tablets are a better offering as well.

Surface RT is just a bad idea. They're basically trying to sell Office Junior plus IE all while pissing off Windows developers by discarding the APIs they built up over the last 10 years.

What they need to do is bury all these bad ideas and pretend the Sinofsky era never existed.
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I have real world experience of this. the idea was to give a tablet to a relative very unexperienced in tech, primarily for communications skype + some plus. I rapidly discovered:

* how chaotic whole Android UI system is. while people talk about a the metro/desktop split. i find android to have a about 7 - 8 such splits.

* surface rt's metro UI (simple) / desktop (complex) split is more of a phantom problem. surface is very easy to navigate. however it was out of the question to give someone totally tech naieve something that expensive for Skype + plus reading.

* iPad is simpler than surface Rt and easy to navigate. But again the price is too high

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