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  1. ShaunKL's Avatar
    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.
    02-19-2013 02:17 PM
  2. mafu6's Avatar
    Windows 8 Light
    BIGPADDY, ibbyj, Old_Cus and 1 others like this.
    02-19-2013 02:33 PM
  3. msdugn's Avatar
    iWin
    02-19-2013 09:07 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Windows Starter
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-19-2013 09:16 PM
  5. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Windows | Ally
    Last edited by Microsoftjunkie; 02-20-2013 at 11:17 AM.
    02-19-2013 09:22 PM
  6. Zeroplanetz's Avatar
    Windows Zombie - cause it can run its just not all there
    mafu6 likes this.
    02-19-2013 11:29 PM
  7. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    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.
    02-20-2013 12:00 AM
  8. ninjaap's Avatar
    Rebrand it as Windows Office. Free ($120) MS Office is probably it's biggest selling point.
    02-20-2013 12:00 AM
  9. alaskanjackson's Avatar
    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.
    stmav and iainmann like this.
    02-20-2013 12:14 AM
  10. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Windows lite
    02-20-2013 05:35 AM
  11. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I think it would help if RT was changed to "Windows Slate".
    This!!
    02-22-2013 03:31 AM
  12. trwrt's Avatar
    For truth in advertising reasons it should be renamed 'Microsoft Window'
    02-22-2013 04:36 AM
  13. wpguy's Avatar
    For truth in advertising reasons it should be renamed 'Microsoft Window'
    LOL Good one!
    02-22-2013 11:37 AM
  14. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    if they didn't lose the trademark, windows metro. OR windows modern UI windows store ex-metro app runner OS
    02-22-2013 12:02 PM
  15. ShaunKL's Avatar
    I like Windows Modern and Windows Metro.
    02-22-2013 06:48 PM
  16. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Windows ARM makes a lot of sense in my mind.
    xandros9 likes this.
    07-02-2013 10:24 PM
  17. 4hab's Avatar
    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.
    07-03-2013 06:31 AM
  18. Daniel Gandolfo's Avatar
    Mine is called 'Superficie'. It means surface in Italian.
    09-04-2013 07:11 AM
  19. Pete's Avatar
    Windows 8 Tablet Edition

    There, I said something sensible....
    E Lizzle and rmeigs like this.
    09-04-2013 08:54 AM
  20. berty6294's Avatar
    Ya'll is bout to ship bricks. . . ready?

    wPad!!!!

    Go ahead, call me your profit!
    Dadstar0410 likes this.
    09-04-2013 09:06 AM
  21. F60Outrunn's Avatar
    i would suggest WinGO 8 - Windows on the go
    09-23-2013 02:55 PM
  22. Kellzea's Avatar
    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"
    GizmoEV likes this.
    09-23-2013 03:17 PM
  23. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    Modern OS
    09-26-2013 05:10 PM
  24. despertador's Avatar
    Windows I-Can-Only-Open-Apps-That-You-Downloaded-From-The-Green-Tile

    Sent from my GDR2'd Lumia 822
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-26-2013 06:05 PM
  25. M Coffey's Avatar
    Redmond
    12-22-2013 04:48 AM
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