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  • Windows RT: Who loves ya, baby?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft insists that Windows RT has a grand and glorious future. But if the accumulated Web usage statistics from the past six months can be trusted (always a dicey proposition), the operating system doesn't even have a pulse. Adding insult to injury, Lenovo's Think PC and visual category manager says he doesn't believe Windows RT "is what businesses want."

  • Analyst 'baffled' by Microsoft talk of Windows 8 on ARM

    Windows on ARMComputerworld - Microsoft's announcement yesterday at CES that its next version of Windows will run on the ARM chip architecture was the wrong message at the wrong place, said an industry analyst.

  • Dell Speaks on Windows RT. Why?

    Windows on ARMWhile the jury is still out on Windows 8, the verdict on its ARM-based sibling has been decidedly negative: Most feel that Microsoft should simply abandon the fledgling OS and focus on the more compatible and powerful mainstream Windows product. But this week, Dell voiced support for Windows RT, raising some interesting questions. Is this just a close Microsoft partner falling in line, or does Windows RT really have a future?

  • Is it too early to declare Windows RT a failure?

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft invested a lot of time and effort into porting its Windows operating system to run on devices with ARM-based processors as well as computers with x86 chips. The result was the 2012 dual launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT, a stripped-down version of the operating system designed for tablets and other devices with ARM chips.

  • HTC can't afford to mess around with a rumored Windows RT tablet

    Windows on ARMSummary: There are rumors that HTC made be coming out with a Windows RT tablet and I think that is a huge mistake for the financially failing company. They have an excellent device in the One and need to market the heck out of it to try to get back in the game.

  • Microsoft Comes Out in Defense of Windows RT

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft this week took the rare step of defending its strategy of releasing Windows RT alongside Windows 8. But within this defense is a simple admission that mirrors what I've been saying about Windows RT all along: This is the platform of the future, not the platform of today.

  • How Microsoft Can Save Windows RT, Surface RT

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Windows RT confused potential buyers right off the bat, and the confusion turned to indifference over time. CIO.com blogger James A. Martin shares details on some of his experiences with the Surface RT tablet and offers advice on how Microsoft can plug the hole in the Windows RT ship.

  • How Microsoft Can Save Windows RT

    Windows on ARMEvidence abounds that Windows RT, Microsoft's version of Windows 8 for ARM-based devices like tablets, is in trouble. It's time for Microsoft to take a hard look at what it's trying to accomplish and figure out how to salvage the troubled operating system before it has a real failure on its hands.

  • Microsoft should kill failing Windows RT, and focus instead on full Windows tablets, says IDC report

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Windows RT tablets are doomed to fail and are hurting Microsoft's chances of succeeding in the tablet market. So says an IDC report, which adds that Microsoft should kill Windows RT, and focus instead on improving Windows 8 in an attempt to make inroads with tablets.

  • Windows RT is a lemon. Here’s how Microsoft could make lemonade

    Windows on ARMEver since it was announced, I've had skepticism about the purpose and value of Windows RT, Microsoft's version of Windows that runs on ARM computers. The upside of Windows RT—cheap devices and long battery life—was diluted by Intel finally managing to beat its Atom processor into shape. The downside—incompatibility with almost every Windows application ever written—seemed substantial.

  • As Intel knocks on ARM's door, what is the future of Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMIntel has been working hard to scale down its chips to make them more mobile friendly, but what does this mean for Windows RT and ARM based devices?
     

  • CEO says ARM will learn from its mistakes with Windows RT

    Windows on ARMBARCELONA—Microsoft's new version of Windows written for ARM processors may not be an unqualified success, but ARM's CEO Warren East said the software maker will learn from its mistakes with Windows RT and come back with a better product.

  • Nvidia CEO: Windows RT is a keeper

    Windows on ARMSummary: "If you extrapolate it forward by a few years, it's hard to imagine how Win RT can't possibly, won't possibly be a wonderful PC," says Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. Do you agree?

  • 200 Million Workers Want Windows 8 Tablets, Not iPads

    Windows on ARMGood news for Microsoft: 200 million information workers want Windows tablets, a report from Forrester claimed Monday, quite a few more than the 900,000 Surface RT tablets that IDC estimated have already been sold into the channel.

  • Windows RT is circling the drain

    Windows on ARMOver the past several days, Windows CFO and CMO Tami Reller has taken on the press in a dozen interviews, hashing and rehashing the "Windows 8 is 90 days old" theme. Most of what's been reported  is barely reheated pablum, but one of Reller's statements brings a whole new light to the potential longevity of Windows RT.

  • High Surface RT returns could point to deeper problems for Windows RT

    Windows on ARMMicrosoft's Surface RT tablet has a sales problem, according to new analyst estimates. Despite the almost omnipresent Surface RT advertising blitz that has been blanketing television screens for months now, IHS iSuppli believes that only 680,000 to 750,000 of the tablets have sold since the slate's October 26 launch, while IDC released a report Thursday stating that Microsoft only shipped 900,000 Surface RT tablets to retail.

  • Editorial: Windows RT is Microsoft's biggest mess

    Windows on ARMOut of all the products Microsoft is going forward with, Windows RT is undoubtedly the biggest mess. Xbox continues to see strong sales, Surface packs impressive hardware, Windows Phone 8 is gaining traction, Office is soon to see a new release and Windows 8 is selling millions of licences. But Windows RT? It's all over the place.

  • Microsoft's ARM blunder: 7 reasons why Windows RT was DOA

    Windows on ARMAnalysis Industry doomsayers were circling Windows 8 like buzzards before it even launched, but they picked the wrong carcass. Microsoft's real 2012 roadkill was Win8's ARM-powered cousin, Windows RT.

  • Microsoft Surface users account for 8% of Windows 8 devices worldwide, dominates RT category

    Windows on ARMLatest data from advertisement network AdDuplex reveals usage statistics of both Windows 8 and Windows RT in the first month of 2013. Information presented in this report was collected on January 14th (112 Windows Store apps running the AdDuplex SDK). As well as usages, Windows RT devices and multiple geographic locations are also included.

  • Why Windows RT is hurtling toward disaster

    Windows on ARMAh, Vegas. It's the place where dreams are realized, and hearts are shattered. As such, probably no more appropriate venue exists to showcase the massive gamble that is Windows RT, Microsoft's first tablet-focused operating system, and the first Windows version created expressly for ARM processors.


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