6 reasons why Windows RT is the real future of Windows

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  1. MrBrian

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    The author of the article seems to live in a world of his own. Maybe Windows RT is a viable solution for his clients, but he seems to ignore everyone else.
     
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    Really badly argued, he pretty much has an opinion and is trying to find reasons to validate it (and does a bad job), its not that I disagree with him, just his reasoning is bad all the way through.

    RT biggest competition is Windows x86 (existing and future) and completely fails to mention how or why RT can displace Windows x86 and newer (which has advantages of the modern and traditional UIs and is available is the same form factors and MORE).

    Reason 6: is based on the assumption that MS will keep RT about and not discontinue it (considering it is performing so badly). There is no evidence at the moment as to what MS will do.

    Reason 5: His argument boils to Chromebooks are successful because there are different to RT. He calls them cruddy and barebones, obviously not aware of the Pixel (2560 x 1700 display and a Core i5 CPU).

    Reason 4: He admits that RT alone is not good enough and has to use virtualised software from Windows x86 via RDP (and even states had to do this for a 2nd client too). You can use Linux, Android, Thin clients, Apple devices to do the same.

    Reason 3: He even states "Give Office Online another 3-5 years" and states Office on RT is still not as complete as on x86. That means 3 to 5 years of people still buying x86 in some way instead of spending money on RT.

    Reason 2: Again he states "doesn't compare to traditional Windows (yet) by a longshot" for peripheral compatibility, not really an argument to convert the masses (most people are running Windows x86)

    Reason 1: This whole point is very muddled, he states " If anything, Microsoft will be keeping Desktop Mode for some time to come." Which means RT is not the real future for some time to come !

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    The only reason I see RT surviving is if MS gives it away for free. And then and only then it could become a competition to Chrome books and maybe with a lot of luck the future of netbooks.
     
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    But, it's the cruddy and barebones (well, the Pixel is still barebones if we're talking about the OS) Chromebooks that are selling so well - which I think is largely because they're cheap.

    His point there was more that limited, non-Windows PCs can be successful. Although we don't know how many people are buying a Chromebook as a primary or a secondary device.
     
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