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Short Takes: April 5, 2013 Commented on: 1 year ago (April 5, 2013)

Another dig at Windows RT.

If it's not selling well, and the reason is that RT simply isn't viable because people don't want Windows that doesn't have software compatibility, then how about...

RIM Changes Its Name to BlackBerry, Announces New Handsets Commented on: 1 year ago (January 31, 2013) Allot of the announcement seemed to be of the 'continuity but also change' ilk. Very heavily pushing the message that they've kept the stuff you 'know and love' - but also added...
PC Makers Aren’t Learning From History Commented on: 1 year ago (January 29, 2013) Chromebooks are about as far from a useful computing device as it's possible to get! A 'browser only' laptop? Please. We're a long was from a model where literally /everything/ is...
Google Drops ITC Patent-Infringement Claims Against Microsoft Commented on: 1 year ago (January 9, 2013) I thought it was Google who did the blocking by trying to claim that IE's 'Trident' engine couldn't handle Google Maps properly?
Mysterious Gmail Outage a Simple Case of Human Error Commented on: 1 year ago (December 11, 2012) I'm not a cloud doubter -I use cloud services myself- however surely the point here is that we have a very large, very high profile cloud system demonstrating that it's no more resilient in...
For Windows 8, a Familiar Launch Story Commented on: 1 year ago (November 19, 2012) It seems increasingly clear that you simply have a rather biased negative view on ARM. Describing the hardware as 'woefully inadequate' is simply not true at all, and having a few off the...
Anyone buying now knows the difference with Windows RT Commented on: 1 year ago (October 19, 2012) Hear hear! The difference isn't even that complicated. Windows RT gives you a 'pure tablet' experience where Metro is king, but you get just enough 'Windows' in there to make it...
Microsoft Tells EU that Windows 8 Will Comply with Antitrust Requirements Commented on: 1 year ago (September 10, 2012) My concern is that the EU will force Microsoft to allow desktop browsers, potentially opening the floodgates for other desktop software.
Microsoft Finally Starts Discussing Windows RT Devices Commented on: 1 year ago (August 13, 2012) That at least starts to give us some information about the likely advantages of these products, and why you'd choose them over x86 (although, many of these were advantages of the ARM platform...
Acer Complains About Microsoft Surface, Threatens to Abandon Windows Commented on: 1 year ago (August 8, 2012) @chuckb84 Graphics chip vendors sell there own cards, intel make chipsets and also sell their own motherboards ... I don't really see how the surface is going to 'break' the model to the...
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