Windows 8 and RT may merge in Windows Blue, but does that solve the problem?
( www.fudzilla.com/home/item/31039-windows-rt-become... )
Now although I am totally in favour of not having the segregation, will this not muddy the waters in deciding what devices to buy? When I look at store shelves, my thinking logic is like this:
Windows RT on spec sheet -> must be arm processor -> not gonna have a lot of apps
Now without that to distinguish, consumers will need to pay attention to the architecture of the device they are buying, and even then the Windows Store will have many apps that don't work on both platforms.
Do you like the possibility of a merge? Is there something I am missing that makes sense of why this is happening? I just think it will cause confusion if this turns out to be true.
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In the event that they do, I'd think the App store on Windows 8 would function in a manner to let people know if they can download the app or not.
Instead of releasing an OS at ~$100 every few years, they can get ~$30-40 every year out of a major update. That is how Apple is making its money off of me, through Snow Leopard and Lion
Well also I bit at the $40 upgrades to Windows 8.
I think I could save money if I skip versions.... hmmmm