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    One of the lead articles today and the announcement on the top of the page say it all. Apparently people are giving away the Tegra power Windows 8 tablets called Surface RT and Vivotab RT. Perhaps the RT in the names should have been a clue that they run Windows RT, not Windows 8. You would think that by now this site would know they are not the same OS. This is truly embarrassing.
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    Well, it is Window Phone Central, emphasis on Phone. This stuff happens all the time. My favorite is when BestBuy photoshoped an iOS screen shot on a BlackBerry PlayBook for their weekly circular. That was classic.
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    There are quite a few tablets out there that advertise Windows 8 not Windows RT. This is very misleading for the consumer who don't know the difference.
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    If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, most people are going to call it a duck. Microsoft created this issue themselves through a lack of common sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plmn View Post
    If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, most people are going to call it a duck. Microsoft created this issue themselves through a lack of common sense.
    Sure, but is it a horse sized duck? Bill Gates tells Reddit he would rather fight one horse-sized duck | Digital Trends

    There are actually windows 8 tablets with atom cpus that run x86 apps.

    Windows RT -> Not x86
    Windows anything else -> x86

    Not really that complicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johninsj View Post
    Sure, but is it a horse sized duck? Bill Gates tells Reddit he would rather fight one horse-sized duck | Digital Trends

    There are actually windows 8 tablets with atom cpus that run x86 apps.

    Windows RT -> Not x86
    Windows anything else -> x86

    Not really that complicated.
    LOL, no, Windows 8/RT/Phone are more like 100 duck-sized horses.

    You are right that it isn't complicated, but it is still confusing to most consumers and even a lot of writers as evidenced here. I'll admit I thought it was called Windows 8 RT until after I bought my Surface, even though I understood the differences between 8 and RT.
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    Well it IS windows 8. The important bit is "On ARM CPU" not Windows 8. It's full *** windows 8 though, and recompiling stuff for arm works just jim dandy (post jailbreak.)

    People are confused by RT=Arm though. Weirdly, they don't expect their iPads to run OSx x86 apps, even though iOS is really just OSx on Arm.
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