Tag Archives: WIndows RT

TANSTAAFL -Making Windows Phone and Windows RT free

Recently rumors have surfaced that Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT free. There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.  Today’s OEM licenses come with marketing kickbacks that dramatically lower their price.  Indeed one comment on … Continue reading

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Nokia and the great Windows RT debate

The biggest shock that came along with Nokia’s introduction of the Lumia 2520 tablet is that it runs Windows RT.  Many pundits, and many users, have dismissed Windows RT as a dead horse.  So why is Nokia beating it? As … Continue reading

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Time for hope? Surface and Windows RT/8.1

I wanted to do a little check-in on the state of a few of Microsoft’s weaker businesses.  I’m seeing a few signs that they could be turning things around, but I’m reluctant to make too much out of them.  Been … Continue reading

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Fixation on Margins: The Surface RT Debacle Edition

I know you’ve been waiting for a comment on the Microsoft Surface impairment charge ever since Microsoft’s earnings report.  Well, I’m going to give my view of the problem and how Microsoft turned what should have been a shining moment in its … Continue reading

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Windows Blue Buzz

With the leak of a build (apparently of development milestone 1) of Windows Blue the blogosphere is abuzz over what is coming in the next few months.  Most of that buzz is about nice modest improvements to the Modern (yes, … Continue reading

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Does Windows RT have a place in the sun?

There have been a lot of articles/posts lately questioning the future of Microsoft’s Windows RT.  My biggest problem with the anti-Windows RT thinkers is that they take such a short-term focus.  Windows RT, just as the Windows RunTime (WinRT) it … Continue reading

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Surface Compression

Yesterday I Tweeted the suggestion that one could use NTFS compression to gain more storage space on the Surface or other Windows RT tablet.  People quickly pointed out there are a number of questions around, and potential issues associated with, … Continue reading

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