Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2013 22:53 UTC
Windows Well, this can't be a good sign. Samsung has told CNET that the company will not be launching its Windows RT tablet in the United States, citing a lack of demand and consumer confusion. After I spent an afternoon in my country's largest electronics retailer, it's hard not to agree with Samsung.
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RE[6]: Probably too soon
by adinas on Mon 14th Jan 2013 10:38 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Probably too soon"
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If they coulda, they woulda.

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RE[7]: Probably too soon
by modmans2ndcoming on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:10 in reply to "RE[6]: Probably too soon"
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If they had the time, they would have. there is no reason why Office could not be built to work on metro. It is software...nothing is impossible, they just need to work out the GUI changes unnecessary to make it usable and featurefull....check out OneNoteMX if you think it is impossible.

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RE[8]: Probably too soon
by cdude on Tue 15th Jan 2013 08:11 in reply to "RE[7]: Probably too soon"
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Impossible is not possible but to expensive, takes to long and binds to much limited resources are. Both, IE and Office, would need to be rewritten. Can you imagine what that means? How long it takes? How expensive that is? That the result would be slowww (let .NET and native differences beside, IE and Office contain years of optimizations which need to be redone) and not portable (no Office for Mac, Office 365 needs to be redone, big changes on customer side are needed making migration expensiveee, etc etc), external plugins will not work any longer, both lose there ecosystem and so on and on and...

With what value? IE and Office are there on RT as of today. Fast, cheap, no rewrite needed. Microsoft picked the most fast and cheap way which is not to rewrite but to port. They picked that for both of there own large apps! They rewrote exactly NONE! But yet prevent others to do the same? And force them to rewrite? For a failed RT/WP strategy which has no customers? A dead market where you cannot make profits to even reach break-even after your expensiveeee rewrite? LOL

For OneNote: Thats a joke-application. No real value there, no big application like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, IE and Outlook are. Speaking of Outlook. The port still did not make it to RT. Cause Microsoft has not even enough resources for a way more cheap port. How does it come you think they would have for a rewrite of something that took a decade to develop? Dream on.

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RE[8]: Probably too soon
by phoenix on Tue 15th Jan 2013 16:20 in reply to "RE[7]: Probably too soon"
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If they had the time, they would have.

You're both arguing the same thing. What do you think "temporal constraints" means? ;)

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