Tom Warren on Office 2013 RT for Windows RT (which sounds as ridiculous as “C++ for You++”):

To optimize for Windows RT, Microsoft has made the decision to remove a number of features from its Office 2013 RT release to ensure battery life and reliability are not impacted on tablet devices.

Windows chief Steven Sinofsky, a year ago talking about designing for Metro (a codename all along, we swear):

Our design goal was clear: no compromises.

He’s technically making the argument as to why Microsoft decided to include the don’t-call-it-Metro component alongside the more traditional desktop component in Windows 8. But isn’t it a little odd that Microsoft is so adamant about “no compromises” (he goes on to say it four more times, with exclamation marks!) and yet, with WIndows RT, it seems to be all about compromises? 

For good measure, Sinofsky further down:

Windows 8 brings together all the power and flexibility you have in your PC today with the ability to immerse yourself in a Metro style experience. You don’t have to compromise!

Right. Unless you buy a Surface or any of the other ARM-based tablets. Then you will have to compromise!

I continue to believe this is going to be a giant mindfuck of confusion for consumers.

  1. haldotdotdot reblogged this from parislemon
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  3. rudramakesmovie reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Dear Microsoft, I understand that you want to make something great. And...8 really does...
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  6. scalbatty reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    So there’s a different Office for ARM devices and it’s not using the Windows 8-like interface. This is getting really...
  7. bookofdoomed reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Vista Redux? Longhorn Redux? Innovation or ineptitude. Clear Win8 is a disaster on the desktop, now looks like a...
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  9. ipg70 reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Do you think anybody in Redmond actually believes they are designing with the user’s interests in mind?
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  11. antoniofonseca reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Microsoft just being Microsoft: committing itself in advance with what they’ll not meet.
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  13. jufemaiz reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    can look at enterprise and how it’s...the useless CIOs and aged management around them who...
  14. wixostrix reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Windows 8 and Windows RT are not the same OS. They have similarities and share the same core, same for Windows Phone....
  15. whereandynerds reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Somebody ought to tell Sinofsky (or Ballmer?) that repeating something over and over again won’t make it true.
  16. michaeldempsey reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I don’t think it’s going to be a disaster for consumers, but this was a huge mistake for Microsoft to limit the tablet...
  17. whitneymcn reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    fun, I’ll argue that “no compromises” is exactly the problem Microsoft has here (and in a number of other places). “We...
  18. holdenthepage reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    I don’t agree with MG often, but this is going to be a gigantic mindfuck for consumers.
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