View Poll Results: What should wondows do?
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- 03-13-2013, 09:46 PM #1
I have read many articles lately saying that windows RT should be killed. I know for me and other fans of it that would be a huge let down. I just read an article talking about just a renaming would help. I agree with this. I think most of the people who bought surface RT knew exactly what it was but to others it is just confusing. I always thought they should have just named it something like windows lite so it would distinguish between the two OS's. Now with the update called "blue" I actually think this could have been an amazing name for to.
IMO almost anything other than RT would have been better. So I think that instead of scrapping windows RT a rebranding is in order and a better educating as to what exactly it is (and possibly more minimalistic OS to show off distinctions in the two.
- 03-13-2013, 10:02 PM #2
IMO the name doesn't really matter. Most complaints I have seen are about how it will not the desktop apps they want to run and no matter the name that will still exist. Windows "blue" will be unifying the different OS's and this is the true "fix" IMO.
- 03-13-2013, 10:34 PM #5
I agree that the name is confusing and non-descript. I think they should re-name it to something like Surface. Yes, I know that's the name of the tablet but I think standardizing their mobile efforts on that Surface name creates some separation from Windows which I know Ballmer wouldn't like but it would help set those expectations, that it's from Microsoft but it's not necessarily full blown Windows. Plus the Surface name is pretty cool and Windows, for some people, has negative connotations. (Even Windows Surface would be better if the Windows part has to stick around)
While they're at it, the Phone OS should be also be renamed to Surface IMO. Windows Phone just sounds clunky and is easily confused with Windows Mobile although that becomes less of an issue as time passes.
- 03-13-2013, 10:37 PM #6
Windows is a brand everyone knows, it doesn't make sense to abandon a well known brand name for one that no one knows IMO. MS has spent practicly their entire existence to the Windows brand and that name is synonymous with them.
- 03-13-2013, 10:51 PM #8
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- 03-14-2013, 08:51 AM #11
should have made the name WIndows 8 Pure and for x86 called it Windows 8 Heritage or Legacy. It would strongly communicate that Microsoft is moving on and people need to GTFO legacy desktop apps.
- 03-14-2013, 10:46 AM #12
It should have been a variation of Windows 8, since the interfaces are indistinguishable. But it would be stupid to change now, just as it was stupid to change the name of Metro. Which means they probably will change it.
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03-15-2013, 12:19 AM #15
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Ok so I'm not the smartest guy out there but every windows iteration is different, there's regular pro enterprise what makes people think Rt isn't different? If people are too dumb to do research on there equipment that they purchase before hand then they deserve to be disappointed in everyway. Just the shear fact of blindly buying something is proving how idiotic the human race is. I for one like the Rt name. It does signal a difference than pro. It doesn't matter if its called lite or what have you. And I also think they made a smart move with two os versions for tablets. BUT the hardest part is going to keep the Rt priced low enough below the pros to make a difference. All the rt is is change and that is what most people are gripping over. Sorry people irritate me.
- 03-19-2013, 12:20 AM #20
- 03-19-2013, 10:54 AM #21
"Surface Mini"?.... no but seriously folks...I'm fine with the name. Surface defines the device and we'll probably shorten that to "RT" or "Pro" anyway, depending on which one you have. There was perhaps some confusion at launch but I think anyone who has considered a tablet in the last three months would know the difference. While we're on the subject...anyone know what the "RT" stands for? "Radical Tablet" perhaps?
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