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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kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

Why should my mom care that WindowsRT cannot run her Windows software?

It is all MS fault PERIOD

This whole "We push Metro/Modern/Win8/RT down peoples throats so that in the long run we can hopefully compete" is so f***ing stupid that MS deserves every bit of failure they are getting.

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chekr Member since:
2005-11-05

Your mom [sic] should research what a product is capable of before making that purchase as should every other consumer.

I regularly buy products that I am not familiar with, however, I take the time to understand and research different options before I make a purchase. Many other people do the same. It's about time that the minority that expect society to attach padding to their lives grew up and acted like adults.

Edited 2013-03-06 12:33 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It's about time that the minority that expect society to attach padding to their lives grew up and acted like adults.


You don't research every product you buy. That's nonsense, and you know it. Nobody does.

It's just as much nonsense as people claiming not to be influenced by advertisements. I always get a good laugh out of that that one whenever people say that, after which they subconsciously pick the toothpaste that's seen heavy ad rotation on TV this past week.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Your mom [sic] should research what a product is capable of before making that purchase as should every other consumer.


I'm sorry. But they put a Windows badge on it. It's as confusing as the whole Vista sticker thing was. A person comes into a shop and sees a Windows machine. It looks very similar to other Windows machines. Even has a sticker saying Windows. There is an expectation that a brand will mean something. Having 3 levels of branding is counter-productive.

If they called it something else than Widnows then it would be painfully obvious, that it's not going to run your apps. They could have called it Metro(or something other, since that name is registered)

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Your mom [sic] should research what a product is capable of before making that purchase as should every other consumer.


Your mom should have researched other men before having sex with your dad and making you.

Selling Windows without Windows compatibility was a colossal f--k-up of techtarded history. We pointed this out to Sinofsky last year but I guess you and him needed time to understand how incredibly retarded this plan is. Thousands of Microsoft partners like myself screaming THIS IS A f--kING BAD IDEA wasn't enough. It had to go to market and waste a bunch of money on dance commercials.

Edited 2013-03-07 07:01 UTC

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

Why should my mom care that WindowsRT cannot run her Windows software?

It is all MS fault PERIOD

This whole "We push Metro/Modern/Win8/RT down peoples throats so that in the long run we can hopefully compete" is so f***ing stupid that MS deserves every bit of failure they are getting.


My Grandmother use to use FamilyTree or another genealogy program. It ran on Windows, and we moved it to new computers when her computer was upgraded. It was a simple program, but it was important for her.

Now, imagine telling her and others that they can't use those specialty programs on the new-fangled Windows computer that is Windows but not Windows.
My grandfather would have understood - he did some programming - but she wasn't that literate, and wouldn't have understood what ARM or x86 meant.

Outside the tech industry - e.g. programmers, engineers, tech pundits, and a portion of their managers - that's basically the case.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

This whole "We push Metro/Modern/Win8/RT down peoples throats so that in the long run we can hopefully compete" is so f***ing stupid that MS deserves every bit of failure they are getting.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxAKFlpdcfc

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