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  • How to Enable Flash Websites on Windows RT and Surface RT

    Windows on ARMAs you probably know by know if you're a Windows RT tablet owner, Microsoft's new operating doesn't allow users to load Flash websites, unless they're placed on a whitelist created and managed by the Redmond-based technology company.

  • Windows RT is not yet optimized for Tegra 3 chips

    Windows on ARMThe Tegra 3 SoC by NVIDIA can be found under the hood of many Android smartphones and tablets. Even a video game console – the Ouya, which got Kickstarted not long ago, is powered by this potent quad-core piece of silicon. Microsoft also chose a Tegra 3 chip to be the heart and brains of its Windows RT Surface tablet.

  • O2 to Release 3G Support for Windows RT and Surface RT

    Windows on ARMAs you probably know by now, Microsoft's Surface RT tablet doesn't feature 3G support, so browsing the Internet without a Wi-Fi connection is practically impossible.
     

  • Windows RT: Moving from x86 to ARM is not that simple

    Windows on ARMWe got in touch with Gérard Metrailler, Senior Director, Product Management, Graphics at Corel Corporation and asked him, what the main challenges in developing ARM-powered, Windows-RT versions of existing applications are.

  • Windows 8 Architecture Wars, Part 1: Clover Trail vs. ARM

    Windows on ARMFolks, we're standing on the edge of a cliff. Behind us is the comfortable confines of the PC world of old, desktops and laptops in all their familiar guises. But ahead, we see the blue sky and uncertainty of an amazing range of Windows PC and device types, with varying architectures and capabilities. It's a future of amazing possibility, but it's also confusing.

  • New 3DMark to Compare Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS Devices

    Windows on ARMFuturemark has announced that the next version of 3DMark, its popular benchmarking software, will offer cross platform testing capabilities on Windows, Windows RT, Android and iOS devices. With three all new tests Futuremark says 3DMark can be used with the full range of hardware from smartphones and tablets, to notebooks and home PCs, to the latest high-end, multi-GPU gaming desktops. Futuremark expects to launch the new 3DMark before the end of the year.

  • Google Search app for Windows 8 adds Windows RT support

    Windows on ARMWhen Google launched its official Google Search app for Windows 8 a few weeks ago, we noted that the app was one of the few in the Windows Store that didn't support Windows RT. Today, the company has released an update to the app that solves that problem.

  • Microsoft's Surface RT: Using existing Windows apps remotely

    Windows on ARMSummary: Can you run existing Windows apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT devices? If you have the right back-end infrastructure and licenses, Remote Desktop may provide a way.

  • Which peripherals work with Windows RT, Surface RT?

    Windows on ARMSummary: Will your current mice, keyboards, printers and other peripherals work with PCs and tablets running Windows RT? Here's a site that offers some answers.
     

  • The one fatal flaw of Windows RT

    Windows on ARMI've been using the Surface RT tablet for a week now, and so far I have found a lot to like about it. In many ways, it is a more functional mobile productivity device out of the box than the iPad or other tablets. However, it has a distinct Achilles heel that will render it useless for many: VPN.

  • Windows RT hardware compatibility list released by Microsoft

    Windows on ARMThe Microsoft Surface tablet was design with productivity in mind, but its users aren't going to get very far if they don't have a Windows RT hardware compatibility list.
     

  • Surface with Windows RT is No PC Replacement

    Windows on ARMHollywood often withholds badly conceived movies from reviewers so that bad press doesn't adversely affect the opening weekend box office. So it was with Surface with Windows RT, for me at least: Microsoft refused to let me even peek at this machine ahead of the launch day. And although the Surface is no dud -- in fact, it's very well made -- Surface RT is no PC replacement.

  • Intel: Windows RT falls short of full Windows 8 experience

    Windows on ARMIntel believes that Windows RT falls short of the full Windows 8 experience, with a senior executive telling TechRadar that compatibility with old software and peripherals will remain a key issue for the ARM-based version of Microsoft's new operating system.

  • Windows RT missing your favorite apps? Try these

    Windows on ARMIf you have a device running Windows RT, chances are you're missing one or more of your favorite apps. Here are five alternatives that could be worth a download, depending on what you're looking for.

  • What makes Windows RT different than Windows 8?

    Windows on ARMWith the launch of Windows 8, you might not realize that there are actually two new versions of the software. One for regular computers and one for portable devices. Here's what each does.

  • Windows RT: Local Group Policy, MMC, and PowerShell

    Windows on ARMI wasn't sure what I was expecting with Windows RT – possibly something like Windows Phone with a cut down desktop mode. I found the messaging a bit confusing. Lots of talk about what it wouldn't do, not about the similarities it had to the Windows 8 I was familiar with. In reality Windows RT seems more Windows 8 "Home edition" (I know there is no home edition, what I mean is a full operating system that can't join a domain) than Windows Phone on steroids.

  • Are Microsoft Store employees misleading customers about Windows RT?

    Windows on ARMYesterday brought the launch of Windows 8 as well as the official launch of a number of Windows RT tablets. We went to a local Microsoft Store to check out the new devices, and were surprised at some of the information being given out by store employees. By far, the worst bit of misinformation was that one employee told us that Windows RT is "nearly identical" to Windows 8.

  • Beware the Windows 8 to Windows RT Profile Sync

    Windows on ARMYou gotta love the cloud.  Today, I did two things of note: I received and setup my new Microsoft Surface RT and then shortly afterward I upgraded my Dell desktop to Windows 8.  All was good.  But, not for long.  After my Dell desktop had stewed for a bit I noticed that the desktop background picture on my Microsoft Surface was exactly the same as my Dell desktop.

  • Windows RT: the essential apps

    Windows on ARMIf you haven't heard it by now, let us make it extra clear - Windows RT is not the full Windows 8. No, it won't run Photoshop, Dreamweaver, or whatever traditional Windows program you throw at it. Except for Microsoft's Office package that comes pre-loaded.

  • Microsoft: Windows RT is 'it's own experience'

    Windows on ARMAre we supposed to think about Windows RT as a different product from Windows 8? That's the question we put to Windows 8 marketing head Tami Reller in a briefing with TechRadar recently. "In a way you are," she says, "it definitely has a tremendous amount in common – a tremendous amount - with Windows 8 but yet it is its own experience.


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