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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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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