Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2015 17:27 UTC
Windows

Microsoft unveiled its plans for a free copy of Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users yesterday, but it looks like Windows RT is being left out in the cold. In a statement provided to The Verge, Microsoft confirms the Surface Pro 3 and "entire Surface Pro lineup" will get the update to Windows 10, but Windows RT won't get the full OS. "We are working on an update for Surface, which will have some of the functionality of Windows 10. More information to come," says a Microsoft spokesperson. This means tablets like the Surface RT and Surface 2 won't get Windows 10.

Windows RT is dead.

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RE: Comment by Bobthearch
by PhilPotter on Thu 22nd Jan 2015 19:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by Bobthearch"
PhilPotter
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My guess is that Microsoft considers RT tablets dead weight, and no longer wants to support them for this reason. Windows 10 will still be ARM I think as they are planning a phone release of it, and support for existing phones, all of which (I think anyway) are ARM.

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RE[2]: Comment by Bobthearch
by CaptainN- on Thu 22nd Jan 2015 20:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by Bobthearch"
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2005-07-07

Have they made any announcements regarding a full blown windows 10 (with a desktop environment) running on ARM machines? It seems rather than deprecating the devices, it would make more sense to just port the full version of Windows 10 over (even if not much would run on the desktop side). This would mean the end of Windows RT, but there should never have been a Windows RT anyway.

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