Source: The Verge
quote: Windows RT appears to be an all but dead OS. Do they even make devices with that anymore that anyone is even buying? Microsoft is clearly moving away from RT.
quote: And Windows Phone? Dude I'm talking about x86 Windows!! Why are you bringing all this other stuff up?
quote: But according to you, they're "basically" the same OS.
quote: So first off all, this is a direct 1:1 comparison. Windows RT on ARM has all the same shipping applications as x86. Notepad, Paint, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, even the full desktop version of Office which functions identically to the one installed on your x86 machine. They all run very smoothly.
quote: Windows needs relatively TONS of horsepower to run smoothly. Always has, always will.
quote: Sure, running 3rd party desktop apps such as Firefox with a number of add-ons runs pretty crappy
quote: Let's face it. If you're in the market for a $200 netbook, you're hardly going to be running resource intensive tasks, are you?
quote: They just quoted Office in their own add. Which would take something like 45 seconds just to LOAD on these things.
quote: How can you know what people will try to run? It's compatible with Microsoft's entire program library. Why shouldn't people expect a good experience?
quote: Please don't be the guy who, in the midst of a bunch of people telling you you're wrong, finds the one post that somewhat agrees with you and yells "Se, I told you so!"
quote: Implying that Windows fails
quote: So just stay with the crowd and eat up the group-think mentality
quote: What the...is THAT what you people think I'm saying here? Wtf...no. That is not what I'm saying or even implying!
quote: At least a dozen people here have told you you're wrong and provided personal experience as the reason why.
quote: It too loaded things just fine.
quote: I meant fail as "loses compared to the Chromebook in this scenario."
quote: Oh good point, it's not like anyone actually uses Firefox...
quote: Which would take something like 45 seconds just to LOAD on these things.
quote: Why shouldn't people expect a good experience?
quote: And I HAVE used Windows on low-end laptops, thank you very much. Which is why I never buy low-end....
quote: So claiming a cheap OEM 5400 RPM one can be snappy or even "good enough", is the worst kind of hyperbole. You're kidding yourselves.
quote: just that it's not *nearly* as bad as he's making it out to be.
quote: Isn't that a matter of opinion??
quote: You just don't know when to quit, do you?
quote: But none of that is even relevant to your original claim that ChromeOS is faster than Windows.
quote: what the hell does quoting Photoshop launch times have to do with the speed of ChromeOS?
quote: You, however, did bring Photoshop into an argument about how Windows performs vs how ChromeOSperforms
quote: There's no way a $199 Windows laptop is going to translate into a good experience for the user.ChromeOS is light, designed to run on crap hardware. Windows needs relatively TONS of horsepower to run smoothly. Always has, always will.
quote: Don't be too sure about Apple I am worth it strategy. The low market share of mobile device means soon the installed base of Android will be so much bigger than iOS that the developers find they make more money on Android apps than iOS apps. Profit talks and history repeats.
quote: The fact that MS is willing to endorse ads that, implicitly set the value of the Windows ecosystem at zero tells me that they believe that's already how consumers (as opposed to enterprise) see Windows.
quote: Criticism aside, I applaud MS' push to create a $200 portable device that runs full-blown Windows. I just hope it runs well.