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Originally Posted by spazturtle W8 for tablets is sadly locked down even more then the iPad, you can only install apps from the windows store and you have to pay...
10-18-2012, 05:32 PM #21
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10-18-2012, 06:42 PM #23
"list of features missing in Windows RT, including Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center, Remote Desktop, HomeGroup creation... "
Also missing the codecs so you will have a hard time finding a free replacement.
And nobody here is talking about the Pro, which won't be released for a while yet.
10-18-2012, 06:43 PM #24
They are claiming the screen is of "higher quality" because it is less reflective. Under this reasoning the screen would be of inferior quality in low light/ indoors situation. I hope the surface is good competition for the iPad but this is pure smoke.
10-18-2012, 06:54 PM #25
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10-19-2012, 08:48 AM #27
Um, one important point. The RT uses an ARM processor, different architecture, your x86 apps aren't going to work, at all. So don't think you can just load up WinAMP or the like and listen to your MP3's. Even if it is rooted/jailbroken you're still going to have to re-build apps for the processor.
10-19-2012, 10:53 AM #28
10-19-2012, 12:56 PM #29
I'm sure it won't be long before someone installs Windows 7 on a Surface haha.
I tried Win8 RP on my home PC and it was a big fat steaming pile of fail. Managed to corrupt my MBR to the point where it reported "No Boot Device Found" even though I had 2 partitions with XP and Win8 RP.
10-19-2012, 02:56 PM #30
10-19-2012, 05:03 PM #31
Gizmodo, the tablets come with their own media player. Just not the Windows Media Player you are used to using.
Originally Posted by Gizmodo