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stahmasebi9211
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1/14/2013 | 10:25:08 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
Windows 8 is a dud. It's time to axe Ballmer and bring new life to Microsoft.
wht
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1/14/2013 | 7:08:06 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
I agree. Same stuff, same concept, just different labels. Good for my home or family, but not for me doing work away from the office on real devices, not consumer ones.
sefarkas
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1/14/2013 | 6:03:03 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
How is Windows Store & Windows RT device any different (to the average user) than iTunes and iPad? The anti-MS bias is very strong here. The evidence is right here.
ConAim
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1/14/2013 | 5:14:59 AM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
Samsung's managements, there are ton of many other hardware vendors (Ace, HTC, Nokia, Levono, HP, Dell) will pickup and continue the success of RT, as they will recognizing RT is better performance and security over Android OS (Java stolen technology). Your Samsung and Fandroid hyper can continue riding on the success of Galaxy's products, but in long run, you will lost.
AustinIT
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1/13/2013 | 4:44:03 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
Disagree with you on whether ARM will last. It has deep roots and many prominent licensees. They will continue to keep pace using SoC packaging and new silicon designs.

Devs CAN write apps for RT. Otherwise the platform would be dead out of the gate. The problem with many legacy apps is that they are highly complex and thus optimized for running on the x86 chip. Not something that can be easily ported to RT and still function well.
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1/13/2013 | 8:17:49 AM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
Actually, ARM may not be around for much longer depending on how aggressive Intel is with their push into the mobile market. They have a chip that performs better than ARM while using less power now. The rest is just marketing and hardware partners.

The fundamental problem with Windows RT is its inability to run legacy apps. I understand that's an architecture problem, but if Microsoft had allowed developers to write apps for the Windows RT desktop, it would've allowed devs to port a lot of their apps to WinRT and users would have more software available to use thus solving some problems of Windows RT.

Overall though, I think Windows RT is totally unnecessary and I think it only exists as a backup plan for Microsoft if Intel is unable to succeed in their push into the mobile market. Everything depends on Intel here. ARM has 0 advantages against x86 at this point. It's been proven time and time again that ARM is performs extremely poor when you attempt to scale it up (eg. ARM servers). However, x86, when scaled down, remains a lot more capable than ARM without sacrificing battery life of the device in question.

So basically, Windows RT exists just in case if Intel fails. The ARM chip is popular for now, but not for much longer. That being said, Intel is too slow in their push right now. If they take too long, ARM may catch up to the performance of the Intel Atom. At that point, x86 will lose its performance edge against ARM. Currently, the high-end ARM chips like the Tegra 3 have a performance level close to that of a Pentium 2, maybe a Pentium 3. Intel Atoms are currently just a notch above that.
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1/12/2013 | 10:15:51 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
The iPad was never billed as an OS X replacement, just a complimentary product. I think the confusion among consumers and tech reviewers about the different iterations of Windows 8 is part of the problem. PC makers are reluctant to invest in the development of an iPad competitor. The desirability and popularity of a Windows tablet is as of yet not a sure thing in terms of need or desire among regular consumers and IT departments alike. Cost is only one among several variables that PC makers will need to address.
Philip Hurlston
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1/12/2013 | 6:43:53 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
Is the iPad crippled because it doesn't run native Mac OS apps? I don't like W8, but silly, double standard comments like that from "many PC Makers," just makes you lose faith.
Jack N FranF583
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1/12/2013 | 5:25:21 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
And if MS uncripples ARM devices for MS Office, it will also uncripple Android devices for most enterprise applications.
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1/12/2013 | 4:41:33 PM
re: Samsung Nixes Windows RT Tablet For U.S.
The leader of Microsoft should resign...because he did not plan well. He should have had a back up plan if the deal with Samsung fell through. You should always have a back up plan! Should not have depended on Samsung to determine the company's future in the USA. Just plain stupid. Who is ever doing the marketing for Microsoft should be replaced...you have to build up a following and nurse it along until it grows... make the deals that need to be made... and change the product so that users can actually use it...now.
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