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Jonney Shih on Windows RT: “The result is not very promising,”

ASUS chairman Jonney Shih has announced that his company is pulling away from Windows RT. The chairman says that one of the only bets he's made in the technology industry that didn't pan out was Windows RT.

Shih isn't saying that ASUS is ruling out future Windows RT products, but his company is putting the bulk of its energy and money into devices running Intel chips.

ASUS isn't alone in pulling away from Windows RT; Lenovo recently discontinued online sales of its Yoga 11 Windows RT tablet. Microsoft itself is also facing challenges in selling Windows RT devices and recently cut the base price for its Surface RT tablet to $349 in the U.S.


ASUS chairman Jonney Shih [Image Source: NYT]
 
Microsoft was also forced to take a $900 million write-down due to its inability to sell sufficient volumes of the Surface Tablet.
 
Shih also pointed a finger at Microsoft for missteps with Windows 8, noting that one of its most popular apps is one to bring back the classic Start menu (this “misstep” is being addressed with Windows 8.1).

ASUS recently unveiled a new machine called the Transformer Book Trio running both Windows and Android operating systems. The chairman also noted that ASUS is considering building 10-inch and eight-inch Windows tablets, but admits the 10-inch may be the better choice.

Source: AllthingsD



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Haha
By bug77 on 7/31/2013 9:04:48 AM , Rating: 2
If you think Windows 8.1 is addressing the missing start menu, you must not have seen the new "menu".

Quite frankly, I got used to running stuff using Win+R or Alt+F2 (KDE), but both of these miss things from time to time. The start menu doesn't.




RE: Haha
By damianrobertjones on 7/31/2013 9:35:15 AM , Rating: 1
All i do is press the windows key, type a couple of letter, press return and that's that. Pretty much how you'd do it in Windows 7.

I see no real issue here


RE: Haha
By bug77 on 7/31/2013 11:24:11 AM , Rating: 2
The issue is right there in my post: sometimes Windows has just not indexed what you're looking for. But you weren't really looking for an argument, were you?


RE: Haha
By GPig on 7/31/2013 11:54:27 AM , Rating: 2
I've personally never had that happen. Are you referring to freshly installed applications or files?


RE: Haha
By Valahano on 7/31/2013 12:21:24 PM , Rating: 2
So for this simple task, why should all my windows be hidden behind this monstrous start (full)screen?


RE: Haha
By LRonaldHubbs on 7/31/2013 1:51:06 PM , Rating: 2
What the hell difference does it make? You aren't even looking at any of those Windows while you squint and scavenge through the traditional start menu.


RE: Haha
By Valahano on 8/1/2013 11:33:04 AM , Rating: 2
1. I get distracted and annoyed by change of entire screen.
2. Sometimes I am looking at those windows.

But you deflected the question - why is the entire change of screen necessary for this simple operation? It should be quick and non-distracting (I just need to launch a program), but now it flashes an entire screen, why?


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