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  1. ShaunKL's Avatar

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    Most people will agree, Windows RT is a terrible name and doesn't really help the general public understand what it is.

    I think it would help if RT was changed to "Windows Slate". Microsoft tends to call tablets slates. So not only is this in line with Microsoft's own internal wording, but it creates an auditory pun which relates it to Windows 8 proper.

    You could call Windows RT almost anything, have a go.
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    Windows 8 Light
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    Windows Starter
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    Windows | Ally
    Last edited by Microsoftjunkie; 02-20-2013 at 11:17 AM.
  6. Zeroplanetz's Avatar

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    Windows Zombie - cause it can run its just not all there
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    Windows Slate. Windows' late. I see what you did there. That is a zing moment. As for me, I'd call it Windows On The Go. As tablets are usually an on the go device.
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    Rebrand it as Windows Office. Free ($120) MS Office is probably it's biggest selling point.
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    Just "Surface". Then "Surface Pro". "Surface Phone". "Surface X" for the other products etc. My guess is the migration to this naming convention is already in motion.
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    Windows lite
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunKL View Post
    I think it would help if RT was changed to "Windows Slate".
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    For truth in advertising reasons it should be renamed 'Microsoft Window'
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    Quote Originally Posted by trwrt View Post
    For truth in advertising reasons it should be renamed 'Microsoft Window'
    LOL Good one!
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    if they didn't lose the trademark, windows metro. OR windows modern UI windows store ex-metro app runner OS
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    I like Windows Modern and Windows Metro.
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    Windows ARM makes a lot of sense in my mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadstar0410 View Post
    Windows ARM makes a lot of sense in my mind.
    They might have taken it, but ARM isn't just an identifier of a special processor family, its also the name of the company that designs theses processor architectures. So thats everything but an option for a brand name.

    I think Windows RT is ok. Its not the job of the branding to tell people what it is, the company has to do that and Microsoft did a horrible job with that. They didnt circumscribe Win RT enough from Windows 8 and both OS' look exactly the same so people got confused. Thats the real problem. Not the name. People never care about a name, they only have to know the name and to associate the name with something positive.
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    Mine is called 'Superficie'. It means surface in Italian.
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    Windows 8 Tablet Edition

    There, I said something sensible....
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    Ya'll is bout to ship bricks. . . ready?


    Go ahead, call me your profit!
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    i would suggest WinGO 8 - Windows on the go
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    I think it should be called "windows 8 but without legacy programs, you still get the desktop though, and although people keep moaning about it having desktop they are completely missing the point that its for doing things like interacting with a a removable hard drive, printer or usb peripheral, and if you don't like it then just don't use it, but as seen as we have automatic support for keyboards and mice we thought it would be good idea to give you a laptop tablet hybrid. Sorry we didn't make it just an app launcher and instead gave it proper pc like abilities. Anyone would think technological progress and support were bad things the way tech jurnos go on"

    Either that or "Windows lite"
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    Modern OS
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    Windows I-Can-Only-Open-Apps-That-You-Downloaded-From-The-Green-Tile

    Sent from my GDR2'd Lumia 822
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