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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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Pay attention MS
By AskTheChief on 7/31/2013 10:14:32 AM , Rating: 4
OK MS, here is the solution to all your sales problems.... give us what we want and please the IT guys on the forums.

So how do you do this?

In the next major release have multiple modes that the user can switch from, this would be like the "Classic View" in Vista/Win7.

Heres how I propose it works.

Give the user choices of:

XP Mode
Windows 7 Mode
Windows 8 Mode
Windows 9 Mode (AKA the next iteration of where they decide to play hide and seek by moving everything around - again)

And let us switch between modes at will.

Why would this work? Because you have some of us who are forced to work with people set in their ways who do not like playing hide and seek with their applications/settings/day to day activities. Additionally, large corporations who are stuck on XP would experience easier transitions if they do have to retrain their staff on using a new OS. So they would be more motivated to switch.

Next revolutionary idea:
Make Office modes, for example, allow users to select:
2000-2003 mode where the tool bar is nice and slim.
2007 mode where we can have a nice fat ribbon to use with our wide screen monitor to eat up vertical space.
2013 mode to allow your choice of menu bars and allow you to dock the menu bar on the side to allow for extra vertical space.

RE: Pay attention MS
By Spuke on 7/31/13, Rating: -1
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