- 02-21-2013, 12:27 PM #1
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.
02-22-2013, 02:08 PM #5
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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.
- 02-22-2013, 04:38 PM #6
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.
02-22-2013, 05:15 PM #7
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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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