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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People don't have to like RT
by roblearns on Wed 6th Mar 2013 20:48 UTC
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You know sometimes the reason something has failed is not because people are stupid and can't understand anything.

Sometimes they understand and they don't like it.

Windows 8 is a kludge, but in the case of Win 8 Pro - it's a kludge that is moving the platform forward, and we all have our reasons that we sometimes use Windows.

In the case of RT, why bother. If you are going to do a clean start, giving up backwards compatibility, then don't do this ugly kludge with two different metaphors for navigation and all this baggage the causes slow downs and hiccups.

Yeah - the market rejected it. Samsung said because of confusion, Samsung can say what they want - but they shouldn't get to set the parameters of the conversation, since when did Samsung gain our respect?

LOL- they have sold a few phones, I'll give them that, other than that, no way, no thanks, not happening, no respect.

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