Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Mar 2013 19:00 UTC
Microsoft One of the major lacking features in the newest Office: no Metro applications. In fact, the only reason Windows RT has a desktop at all is because the Office team was unable to create Metro applications in time for the release of Windows RT. I often thought this was a classic case of two important divisions within Microsoft not getting along and not being aligned, but now that I have my own Surface RT, I'm starting to realise that there's a far simpler, and thus more likely, explanation: Metro is simply not ready for anything serious - or for anything at all, really.
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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Nelson on Thu 7th Mar 2013 03:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Nelson
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I've been thinking on this more:

I think that Windows RT may be a great fit for 7inch tablets that Windows Blue is rumored to be.

While x86 has caught up to the profiles of 10inch tablets, it isn't there yet when it comes to smaller device sizes.

It also conveniently addresses the issue of Windows RT not being able to run legacy Windows programs. No one is really interested in running Encarta '97 on a 7inch tablet anyway.

That way we let Intel's increasingly "Good enough" chips to take over the mid to high range like it was intended.

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