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Microsoft May Merge Windows RT into Windows Blue

It's no surprise that Windows RT will be rolled into the "Blue" release schedule.

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  1. Idiots.
  2. wart (windows arm rt) will become windows blurt.
  3. So MS is now just throwing their crap at the wall to see if it sticks.
  4. janetonly42So MS is now just throwing their crap at the wall to see if it sticks.

    basically
  5. MS' original goal was to have Win8 support both x86 and ARM. For the illiterate: that's a good thing.
    The hate posts on this article are clear evidence of how moronic it has become to bash MS for pretty much everything just because they did not give you a Start button and a boot-to-Desktop option.
  6. My only fear with Windows RT is that because it is a closed platform, and it is only used for tablets, if Microsoft decides to end support (like Zune), then the device will be crippled. At this point in time, it seems logical to either go x86 or stick with android or IOS because support and software will be there.
  7. The execution is horrible on the MS as usual. But beside that, There are 5 major problems:

    a) They did not design an OS for the Tablets from the scratch but slapped an unintuitive tablet interface on a fully fledged desktop OS and simply waited for tablets to be strong enough to handle just the basic GUI. Even then the software execution, the lag times etc still bad (beside may other obvious things)

    b) Microsoft = Windows & Office. So they wanted to keep the Windows Brand (without real windows in Metro!), and seemingly uniform although the code bases are largely different. Again the execution on so many grounds have been terrible, and the very idea of of uniformed platform (in a windows mindset with different code bases, and forced guis slapped on legacy interface) is just sickening.

    c) They kept the prices artificially high for various reasons in a very price-sensitive market (unless you have a quality brand name like Apple), with an unproven, already outdated and ecosystem driven product.

    d) The quality control is severely lacking. They have put an unduly significance on the quantity". People will either choose on "price" (too expensive), functionality (too limited compared to rivals due to the dearth of apps), or on quality (severely lacking due to Apple and even Android)

    e) They buy those stuff for the software, and nowhere is seen any emphasis on it. The whole emphasis is on those gimmicky keyboard which are sold separately for a handsome amount of money! It's like putting a lot of emphasis on the "touch screen" when iphone first came out but shipping it without it, but charging extra for it. Just ridiculous!
  8. The plan from the get go was to merge as much of the update process as possible. So yeah, Win 8, Win RT and even WP8 will get a set of patches known as Blue.
  9. Bah, I would much rather hear a word about fixing the abomination known as Windows Phone 8. As a user, I want my control back!
  10. All this Windows Blue talk about I don't understand any of it. Maybe it's because I don't give a damn or something?
    I got Windows 8, besides no start button, there are other gripes with the OS.
    1. Programs cannot create shortcuts to the desktop. It can only be pinned to the start screen or the taskbar. To create shortcut to the desktop, then you'll need to head over to the program location.
    2. When pulling a USB flash drive, without using the eject function, sometimes it will cause windows to crash and then a error Windows to Go on USB will appear.
    3. When using a picture password, the left hand pane (showing the user name and user picture) will cover the entire screen, preventing users from logging in.
    4. Windows Update does not show notification while in desktop mode. When set to manual install, you'll need to head over to Windows Updates from time to time to see if you need updates or not. Previous OS will tell the user if there are updates to be installed or not.
    5. At the log in screen, the message "Windows cannot install updates, please sign in to installed updates" is annoying. It sounds like the system has problems, while it's just Windows wanting to install updates. They should have say "Windows wants to install X amount of updates, please sign in to install updates" or a friendlier message.
  11. Is this forum full of 18 year olds or less that just love to slam MS? Yep, seems like it.

    P.s. It still seems that the same user with multiple accounts keeps posting
  12. BloobThe plan from the get go was to merge as much of the update process as possible. So yeah, Win 8, Win RT and even WP8 will get a set of patches known as Blue.


    Yes, and I like it. Having the same OS on my pc, my tablet, my phone and soon my xbox (hopefully) is genius! Everything will be connected, and thats where teknology is going. Windows 8 is MS's (and the industris) first sted in this direction, and I think that all other companies could learn from it.
  13. Hey Microsoft, merge your turd with a toilet.
  14. luissantosMS' original goal was to have Win8 support both x86 and ARM. For the illiterate: that's a good thing.The hate posts on this article are clear evidence of how moronic it has become to bash MS for pretty much everything just because they did not give you a Start button and a boot-to-Desktop option.


    It was clear before Windows 8 even had the consumer preview up. I find it's best to just ignore people.
  15. nikolajjYes, and I like it. Having the same OS on my pc, my tablet, my phone and soon my xbox (hopefully) is genius! Everything will be connected, and thats where teknology is going. Windows 8 is MS's (and the industris) first sted in this direction, and I think that all other companies could learn from it.


    It's obvious that they were trying to consolidate, and I think it's genius as well. In the long run I believe it will pay off.
  16. nikolajjYes, and I like it. Having the same OS on my pc, my tablet, my phone and soon my xbox (hopefully) is genius! Everything will be connected, and thats where teknology is going. Windows 8 is MS's (and the industris) first sted in this direction, and I think that all other companies could learn from it.


    Yes, let's all get voluntary vendor lock-in.

    Thankfully, Microsoft's new OS and accompanying products are bombing all over the place, so this is basically their last gasp.
  17. Instead of RT, why not call it like "Windows Tablet 8" or "WinTab 8". I mean, honestly that RT stuff doesn't mean anything to the average joe. They just think RT is a ''special'' windows 8 and it is misleading. At least Apple had the balls to put iOS the iPad instead of calling it "OSX Mini".
  18. Déjà vu! Anyone remembers those micro laptops made in the late 90's? They were running Windows CE. It looked like you had Windows on a micro machine. The consumer version if this OS has been orphanized quickly, leaving the customers with machines that gathered dust because of no support. CE became a part of what is called Embedded Windows. The story seems to repeat. Will RT take the same route? What will happen to all these tablets and to those customers who trusted Microsoft?
  19. killerclick = dumb apple itard

    You are thanful microsoft is bombing? Let me guess, you are an apple itard who wants apple to be the only company? You my dumb friend are what people call a brainwashed consumer. YOu are almost as dumb as otacon or ericburnby.
  20. AndroidWonkillerclick = dumb apple itardYou are thanful microsoft is bombing? Let me guess, you are an apple itard who wants apple to be the only company? You my dumb friend are what people call a brainwashed consumer. YOu are almost as dumb as otacon or ericburnby.

    the thinking adult doesn't defend a corporation (microsoft) who builds into an operating system TOS (windows 8) the right for that corporation (Microsoft) to spy on people's hard drives, upload the contents of that search to servers at corporation headquarters, and then remotely initiate delete commands that wipe programs from people's computers (those running windows 8) at their whimsy. that bull$hit in un--acceptable and no educated adult of any vision would defend a future where computing heads in such a direction.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/store-terms-of-use
  21. luissantosMS' original goal was to have Win8 support both x86 and ARM. For the illiterate: that's a good thing.The hate posts on this article are clear evidence of how moronic it has become to bash MS for pretty much everything just because they did not give you a Start button and a boot-to-Desktop option.

    Whoa whoa whoa, I've seen a lot of straw man attacks in my life, but boy oh boy your sooooooo deserve title of the lamest.

    You are saying that bashing MS for x86 apps not working on ARM is because of start button, even though MS planned and few times their PR teams kind of stated it as fact that x86 apps will work on ARM? Even though people are bashing apps support you think it's still about start button?! Dude do you button your own shirt or someone more smart than you does it for you?
  22. lp231All this Windows Blue talk about I don't understand any of it. Maybe it's because I don't give a damn or something?

    Most likely is service pack, though some people speculate it is new version, which most likely will solve none of your problems
  23. AndroidWonkillerclick = dumb apple itardYou are thanful microsoft is bombing? Let me guess, you are an apple itard who wants apple to be the only company? You my dumb friend are what people call a brainwashed consumer. YOu are almost as dumb as otacon or ericburnby.


    I've never owned an Apple product, and it's in fact Apple-type people (latent iTards) like you who like what Microsoft is doing now. You secretly want Microsoft to be just like Apple, only with a different name and logo. Me? I'll be using Windows 7 until 2020 or until Microsoft comes to their senses, separates the mobile and desktop OS, and stops trying to push everyone into their touch-centric walled garden.
  24. AoyagiBah, I would much rather hear a word about fixing the abomination known as Windows Phone 8. As a user, I want my control back!
    Are you looking for a command line interface or something? :/
  25. thecolorbluethe thinking adult doesn't defend a corporation (microsoft) who builds into an operating system TOS (windows 8) the right for that corporation (Microsoft) to spy on people's hard drives, upload the contents of that search to servers at corporation headquarters, and then remotely initiate delete commands that wipe programs from people's computers (those running windows 8) at their whimsy. that bull$hit in un--acceptable and no educated adult of any vision would defend a future where computing heads in such a direction.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US [...] rms-of-use
    Wow you're right, MS isn't as bad as Google on this stuff after all! I mean, look at how Google is an advertising company that sells your personal information to everyone they can, and digs through your email. Thanks for clearing that up and defending MS on that one. You're a real stand-up guy. :D
  26. You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.
  27. MS needs to clearly draw line between PC and Tablets and Phone and if they still want to stick with Metro, it will require to remove Desktop from Tablet and remove Metro from Desktop, focus on common features and try again. Most likely PC sale will pick it up again and as far as Mobile goes...sorry MS you guys are too late in the game.
  28. I posted here a few times before these win8 stuff hit the market. That the RT version will cause confusion. WP8 and WART are not windows, so they should not be called windows.

    Pretty much everything Microsoft has done in he past 12 months has been stupid.
  29. nikolajjYes, and I like it. Having the same OS on my pc, my tablet, my phone and soon my xbox (hopefully) is genius! Everything will be connected, and thats where teknology is going. Windows 8 is MS's (and the industris) first sted in this direction, and I think that all other companies could learn from it.


    No, its not the industries first step in that direction. iOS on both the iPhone and iPad is. More and more iOS features are ported to OS/X.

    Keep trying, and eventually your eyes might be open.
  30. AndroidWonkillerclick = dumb apple itardYou are thanful microsoft is bombing? Let me guess, you are an apple itard who wants apple to be the only company? You my dumb friend are what people call a brainwashed consumer. YOu are almost as dumb as otacon or ericburnby.


    I dont think you could pack more nonsense into a post than you just did.

    Microsoft has built a business on a subpar dinosaur size bloated OS which has all the security of a screen door, is responsible for the virus industry existing, cant properly code multi-threading/multi-core support into their OS, stifled competition overall and helped bankroll the SCO-Novell case.

    The best thing would be MS falling on their face and people waking up to other options. And they are starting to. No, the adoption rate of Linux or OS/X isnt skyrocketing on the desktop, but it is in other devices, and that is the best thing that could possibly happen.
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