Windows RT: time's up for Microsoft's dying OS

2013-Jul-30 | Tags: asusbusinesscriticism

Windows on ARMMicrosoft didn't have a clue what it was doing with Windows RT. And if it did, its strategy was a total fiasco and it spent an awful lot of money believing its own hype.

Now that Asus is pulling back from the beleaguered ARM-only OS, explaining that "the result is not very promising." It joins an elite band of traditional PC vendors who decided that Microsoft's Windows touch dream was better off running on an Intel processor. You know, one with the ability to use legacy apps and the Desktop just as everybody has done since Windows 95.

Asus joins Samsung, which was the other vendor most invested in Windows RT. It launched the Ativ Tab RT which was hardly available anywhere, then cancelled its future Windows RT tablet plans.

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