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(C|Net)   Dell: consumers will get confused with Windows RT, call it something else. Ballmer: Nah, you're crazy. Consumers: I'd like to return this defective product, please   ( news.cnet.com) divider line
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2012-12-17 09:31:52 PM  
4 votes:
2012-12-18 11:20:15 AM  
2 votes:
Windows ReTurn for a Refund.

you're welcome
2012-12-18 11:15:45 AM  
2 votes:

xsarien: / It's like they let the accounts receivable guy name it

You mean Randy Thompson?
2012-12-18 10:42:45 AM  
2 votes:

cman: Microsoft does not invest in common sense. Microsoft just does not get it. With Gates, Microsoft was at their zenith. Gates understood the product. Ballmer isn't a geek; he can never understand

No, no; they're both geeks, they just used very different definitions. Gates was a geek in the technologically-minded sense. Ballmer is a geek in the biting-the-heads-off-chickens-as-performance-art sense.
2012-12-18 12:35:37 AM  
2 votes:
I'd like to return this defective product, please

Doesn't sound like they're confused at all.
2012-12-17 09:25:49 PM  
2 votes:
It should be called Windows-ARM RT, or WART for short.
2012-12-18 02:50:04 PM  
1 vote:
I told Ballmer the same thing. His response? "Who are you and how did you get in here?"

Then burly men dragged me away. That guy don't listen to nobody, man.
2012-12-18 01:38:23 PM  
1 vote:
toastytech.comView Full Size

Miss me yet?
2012-12-18 06:13:36 AM  
1 vote:

StoPPeRmobile: I kinda miss mine. Instant boot.

I had an HPC, too, a Compaq. Went next to a Palm IIIc. After my Palm died I went without for a while, running an Android phone now.

I was in an airport last week, and they were offering "prizes" for trying out the RT tablets. I couldn't get the guy to admit that it would not run Office actually on the machine. The lines were along, "well,you have access to all the same Office apps." "You have 32 GB of on-board storage." To be fair, I didn't push it that hard, but it felt a little misleading. I probably should have asked a very specific question - "If I take this on a plane, and don't pay for on-board internet access, can I still use Office in flight?"

Oh, yeah, my "prize" was a five-dollar "coupon" on Living Social - no thanks. I was pleasantly surprised they didn't ask for an e-mail address just to fill out the post-demo survey.
2012-12-18 03:16:33 AM  
1 vote:
Headline is neckbeard Linux fanboy trolling. Dell doesn't make a Windows RT device. So how the fark are people returning them to Dell?

The manufacturers are:

Samsung (Ativ)
Lenovo (IdeaPad)
ASUS (Vivo Tab)

http://www.knowyourmobile.com/features/1638084/a_complete_guide_to_ev e ry_windows_8_and_windows_rt_device_launched_so_far_details_specs_hardw are.html
2012-12-18 02:03:25 AM  
1 vote:
Let's try that again, with the picture this time. Preview is my friend. 

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2012-12-18 01:50:59 AM  
1 vote:

Dinjiin: They could have bought the rights to µOS and used it instead. Total play on their company name.

Yeah, because do you know what works really well in the 21st century? Brand names you can't google.
2012-12-18 01:47:51 AM  
1 vote:
If you can't win customers because you have a good product, trick them into buying it by confusing the shiat out of them.

This is not a new strategy for Microsoft.
2012-12-18 01:16:29 AM  
1 vote:
The thing that absolutely kills me with Microsoft marketing is they're more concerned with selling their image than selling the product. The image they sell though is so cringe worthy cheesy you can't help but associate with their products even if they're good or not.

You know how Sinbad spent his entire career trying to be a black comedian even though he was really a white comedian? That's Microsoft.
2012-12-18 12:52:31 AM  
1 vote:
What about Windows FART?
2012-12-17 09:07:16 PM  
1 vote:
"Miss me yet?"
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