Oh Apple you think you’re so cool with a crappy name, right? Well Microsoft won’t take tat lying down and have gone far crappier. Yes Microsoft has now announced three versions of Windows for PC it’ll be Windows 8 and Windows Pro for x86 and for ARM it will be called Windows RT. Now they don’t talk about why it is named this but WinRT is Windows Run Time – the language used for Windows 8. It makes absolutely no sense to use it here though as WinRT is on both x86 and ARM. Windows Tab, Tablet, Slate, Metro, Arm..there are plenty of plausible names. Windows RT is just stupid and try to explain to people what it means – good luck. With the ipad, that was already a name brand so people understand that the new iPad is the…uhm new iPad. What’s a Windows RT? Was Windows ME and Windows CE already taken? Oh wait, they were…I guess there’s some legacy in a crappy direction here.

I guess we should go through the different versions:

Oh well, Windows Crappy Edition (hey that’s Win CE) here we are.

UPDATE: just a few more points here. Windows Media Player is not available on Windows RT. No idea why. Windows RT is missing legacy apps but that was always known. Also “Windows Media Center will be available as an economical “media pack” add-on to Windows 8 Pro.” So that means you pay for it and it’s only for the Pro edition, not Windows 8 or Windows RT.  Windows RT also comes with Office which is going to be somewhere between the desktop version and the Windows Phone version I’m guessing. They state “Windows RT will include touch-optimized desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.” Also they note that Storage Spaces are missing from Windows RT. I don’t know if Storage Spaces is SkyDrive but that’s what it sounds like except that seems like a ridiculous omission just because Microsoft is supposed to be pushing SkyDrive so that would be like leaving off Internet Explorer…

8 COMMENTS

  1. I’ll say it clearly. I’ll be purchasing an iPad and if Microsoft screws the pooch with SkyDrive i’ll be sticking with it.

    No compromises my a**.

  2. How is it that you’re still saying “New iPad”?!

    It’s the new “iPad”

    Dolt.

    That said, windows RT is stupid.

  3. @Chris you’re referring to the title? That’s how titles work…I’m jut framing the issue. Like in the body of the text it’s “people understand that the new iPad is the…uhm new iPad” see the lack of quotes there? Just style…and don’t blame the nomenclature on me.

  4. Storage Spaces is the replacement for Windows Home Server’s logical volumes. Naturally, mobile devices don’t need to stripe or mirror multiple volumes.

  5. Windows RT sucks…and who says so….

    Stupid are those who dont understand it…Windows RT stand a proper product name…better than iPad atleast…

  6. Windows RT is a crap name..

    Introducing the Asus BZ4487 GT-HD Q4 running Windows RT (R2 SP2)

    or

    iPad

    Hmmm…..

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