Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 11:08 UTC
Windows After ditching its Windows RT tablets from the US market, Samsung has now also confirmed to Heise.de it's going to stop selling them in Germany and several other European countries. The company cites lack of interest from consumers and confusion over what Windows RT is. Combined with the massive discounts Microsoft is now giving to OEMs, the writing is on the wall here: Windows 8 - specifically on tablets but also in general - is turning into a failure.
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Chrispynutt
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2012-03-14

By calling WinRT (and to a lesser extent Win8) Windows it puts in peoples mind a fixed idea of what the OS is and what it can and can't do (well).

The OS core + Metro UI would have been better off with a new name. The same goes for the phones.

I am not sure Windows Games Console or Windows GC has quite the same clarity that Xbox has. Having said that MS of the time would have called it Windows for Games Consoles 2003 Edition.

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sparkyERTW Member since:
2010-06-09

Having said that MS of the time would have called it Windows for Games Consoles 2003 Edition.


Yeah, even sequential numbers have become passe; we've now moved on to colours. I'm guessing that by the time the XBOX 1440 comes out, it'll be running "Windows Dill Pickle".

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Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

They would have called an Android/Linux based OS "Windows X" everybody would have assumed that since there is a "Windows" in it, it could runs "Windows" program.

Nailed it ! Windows RT is 100% unable to run legacy Windows program ? Windows 95 was able, Windows NT was able, Windows XP was able, and now Windows RT cannot ? Where it is EXPLICITLY mentioned for the average Joe ?

Kochise

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