April 19, 2012

A Review of Windows RT aka Windows on ARM, WOA

A review of Windows RT aka Windows on ARM, WOA.
 
Windows on ARM goes by many names and Windows RT is the latest name for it.

Instead of invoking Windows ReTweeted, Windows RT’s name invokes IBM PC RT, another short-lived product that could not find its market.

Trusted Reviews on Windows on ARM some time ago – 
1. WOA will have a desktop, albeit one that only runs Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote) and opens Explorer.
2. WOA will not support virtualisation so no existing x86/x64 programs will ever run on it
3. WOA programmes must be Metro-style apps, only available through the Windows Store
4. WOA's version of Internet Explorer will not support Flash
5. WOA will be launched at roughly the same time as the x86/x64 version of Windows 8 (Q4 2012), but will not match the latter's 29 February public beta.
In short: it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, but isn't really a duck.
 As Trusted Reviews put it well, Windows on ARM is a cheap imitation not the real thing.


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