Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Jul 2013 22:12 UTC
Microsoft The Verge, reporting that Microsoft lost almost a billion dollars with Surface RT, in this quarter alone. "At the end of the day, though, it looks like Microsoft just made too many Surface RT tablets - we heard late last year that Microsoft was building three to five million Surface RT tablets in the fourth quarter, and we also heard that Microsoft had only sold about one million of those tablets in March." That's catastrophically bad.
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RE: Wow
by ricegf on Thu 18th Jul 2013 23:51 UTC in reply to "Wow"
ricegf
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I would have paid $99 in a fire sale for one, except that (I believe?) the boot loader is encrypted to prevent Linux from loading on it. Looks like a sweet target for an Ubuntu or Plasma Active port, too. Oh, well.

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RE[2]: Wow
by ssokolow on Fri 19th Jul 2013 00:24 in reply to "RE: Wow"
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2010-01-21

I would have paid $99 in a fire sale for one, except that (I believe?) the boot loader is encrypted to prevent Linux from loading on it. Looks like a sweet target for an Ubuntu or Plasma Active port, too. Oh, well.


Agreed. If someone finds a bootloader exploit before they have a fire sale, I'll get one.

Otherwise, they'd probably have to cut the price down to something like $10-20 where I could justify getting it as something to shelve for when I eventually feel I've learned enough about electronics and surface-mount desoldering to cannibalize it for the screen.

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