Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Oct 2013 22:46 UTC

Early this year, I decided to take a risk.

As a geek, I like to reward those in the industry that try to be bold. That try to be different. That try to leave the beaten path. That look at the norm in the market, and decide to ignore it. Despite all its flaws, Microsoft did just that with its Metro user interface, incarnations of which are used on both Windows Phone and Windows 8.

I was a Windows Phone user since day one. I bought an HTC HD7 somewhere around release day, and imported it into The Netherlands, a year before the platform became available in The Netherlands. I wanted to reward Microsoft's mobile team for trying to be different, for being original, for not copying iOS and Android and instead coming up with something fresh and unique. Despite all the limitations and early adopter issues, I loved it.

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Comment by BBAP
by Bringbackanonposting on Thu 24th Oct 2013 03:32 UTC
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I only feel sorry for the hardware. Something useful with no hope. Much like most of the WinCE stuff I have had over the years.
Maybe the handful (OK sorry, 2 handfuls) of WinRT owners can donate their hardware to Firefox or Ubuntu or any other devs to make useful.

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RE: Comment by BBAP
by Moochman on Sat 26th Oct 2013 09:14 in reply to "Comment by BBAP"
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Unfortunately MS requires all Windows RT hardware to be locked down to prevent other OSes from being installed (UEFI secure boot). As if RT wasn't bad enough on its own, to rub salt in the wound MS makes sure you're stuck with it forever.

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