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 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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RE: All Around Failure
by iswrong on Wed 6th Mar 2013 15:38 UTC in reply to "All Around Failure"
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I realize the article is more about WinRT, but my point is - like Tom's summation - is that across the board Windows 8 is a disaster.

Windows 8 is great... for tablets. They should've made Windows 8 a successor to Windows 7 in spirit. A normal start menu, normal applications, perhaps Metro-styled (rather than wholesale metro).

Windows RT is great for tablets, but it is confusing reasons: the name lets people believe it is regular Windows, nobody knows what an 'RT' is, and adding the Surface Pro to the mix only adds to the confusion. It would've been better if they had only one tablet operating system, one architecture and leave it at that (Windows Tablet 8?)

I realize that they are aiming to make a hybrid tablet/desktop operating system. But that has never been tried with much success. Metro is annoying to use on vertical services (which Microsoft seems to realize, since its touch covers have a trackpad).

Edited 2013-03-06 15:38 UTC

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