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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chekr
Member since:
2005-11-05

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


Actually I do, I can't think of anything I purchase that I don't know well or at least read up on before purchasing, I've even researched the meat content percentage of different meat pie brands at my local supermarket.

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RshPL Member since:
2009-03-13

So basically you research products that you care about. Average person does not care so much about computers.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think they should care about anything that costs a fair amount.

Why spend hundreds of dollars/euro's on something you don't even know for sure what it is, what is can and can not do?

I assume people buy a tablet for a reason, so they better make sure that the tablet can provide it.

You don't need to research for hours or learn every tiny detail, but if you want a tablet that runs "real" Windows applications it isn't too difficult to find out.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Congratulations, you are the atypical consumer. Your psychological make-up makes you methodical and prepared. It also makes you part of a minority. Most people don't want to know what magic goblins make the thingamajig go. As long as it goes.

If it says Windows on the tin, it better do what Windows does. No, what kind of incompatible goblins (ARM) are underneath is irrelevant. If Auntie Maggie's Birthdaycard Maker Deluxe doesn't work on Windows RT, then Windows RT is broken. Especially because Windows RT carries a desktop mode, so it definitely smells like regular Windows.

You want to know the thought processes involved? Pick an area that absolutely doesn't interest you, doesn't interest you at all. Now go research that and see how much detail you allow yourself to eek out of it.

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cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

Exactly. Also Microsoft did a great deal to spread the story "its Windows!" in there billion dollar marketing splash. Hey, they even went that far to make Windows desktop and RT and Phone look the same, name it the same. Its all Windows, its the same. Reality is it isn't. It looks so and marketing says so but it just is not. Those products are so highly incompatible to each other that it isn't fun anymore. Even Linux with Wine is more compatible to Windows desktop then RT is.

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Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

You're one of the minority. The majority relies on impulse buying where marketing guides them to which products they should choose. And not everybody has the time to research the technical aspect of every product so this is Microsoft's fault.

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elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

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


Actually I do, I can't think of anything I purchase that I don't know well or at least read up on before purchasing, I've even researched the meat content percentage of different meat pie brands at my local supermarket.
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....like toilet paper? Bottled Water? gas for your car? trail mix? If so, wow I wish I had that much time on my hands!

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