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.
I borrowed a friends surface RT. It was an okay tablet. But it had no really compelling use case, no stand out software and a crippled desktop.
My surface 2 and Linx 8 both run full Windows on Intel hardware. They have a complete point. The RT is acjoke compared to my Linux, which is fairly sad really, as it easily could have been an awesome tablet.
Reminds me of how Windows NT had versions for MIPS etc in the 90s, but never got a foothold.
Wintel is really solidified (or perhaps ossified) platform…