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  • Windows on ARMComputerworld - One of Microsoft's top Windows executives this week said the company remains bullish about Windows RT and has no intention of dumping the limited-feature, touch-enabled tablet operating system.

  • Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s Corporate VP for Windows Julie Larson-Green was at WIRED’s Business Conference today, and she was put on the spot when asked by interviewer and WIRED Senior Editor Michael V. Copeland about the apparently sluggish start for Windows RT. RT’s failure is a consumer education problem, according to Larson-Green, since it’s very different from what’s come before.

  • Windows on ARMA Qualcomm executive Friday defended Windows RT tablets despite poor initial sales, saying the mobile device chip maker is "very optimistic with the future of Win RT."

  • Windows on ARMLike many people, I’ve openly questioned Microsoft’s decision to make and sell Windows RT, an ARM-based version of Windows 8 that sacrifices backwards compatibility while embracing today’s key mobile platform. But a recent flub by tech bloggers triggered an understanding of the very vital role that Windows RT should play in the future of Windows. And it’s a need that RT, quite simply, isn’t fulfilling today.

  • Windows on ARMDespite a massive marketing campaign for the Microsoft Surface, RT-based tablets have been a bust, with a measly 0.4% market share. So says the latest report from IDC. How long will Microsoft keep propping up this ill-begotten operating system?

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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?
     

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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 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.


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