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While sales of Microsoft Corp.’s Surface RT-series tablets have been dismal in particular and ARM-compatible Windows RT has so far been seen as a disappointment in general, chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp. continues to believe that the latter operating system will actually skyrocket.

At present, Nvidia and Microsoft are working “really hard” on the second generation of Surface media tablets running Windows RT operating system, according to Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia. The biggest problem with Windows RT on the corporate market was the lack of pre-installed Outlook app on the tablets. With Windows 8.1 “Blue” update, that failure will be gone.

“Outlook is the killer app for Windows. Now we are going to bring it with the second-generation Surface as well as Windows “Blue”. We are working really hard on it, and we hope that it is going to be a big success,” said Mr. Hsun-Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia, in a brief talk with Cnet News.

 

Windows RT is a fully-fledged Microsoft operating system compatible with ARM-architecture application processors and incompatible with the vast majority of programs developed for Windows, something that clearly discourages anyone from using it. Given the fact that it carries Windows name, it confuses many buyers as people expect compatibility with their applications. Many PC makers, including Toshiba and Samsung, decided not to offer Windows RT-based devices early in the lifecycle of the OS so to avoid the misunderstandings. Microsoft is currently working hard to improve software support for the Windows RT platform. 

According to unofficial information, Microsoft intends to unify operating system for tablets, smartphones and personal computers in the coming years. Eventually, there will be software compatibility across-the-board, which should make Microsoft’s platforms a lot more competitive than they are today. Microsoft yet has to confirm the plan.

Tags: Nvidia, Windows RT, Windows 8, Windows, Microsoft

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Latest comment: 08/15/13 08:29:34 PM

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Too bad for Nvidia that their product will end up in Windows RT - the win only looks good on paper due to Microsoft's historical monopoly. But consumers are not warming to Microsoft like they used to, especially Windows RT OS. The only MS product that still has a halo is Xbox.
2 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 08/13/13 07:24:27 PM]
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Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice,.. arh not gonna happen.
3 0 [Posted by: Tukee44  | Date: 08/13/13 08:45:53 PM]
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Wake up and count your losses now Nvidia, before it's too late.
3 0 [Posted by: caring1  | Date: 08/13/13 11:06:05 PM]
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Look how many PCs still use XP world wide and you'll understand
that consumers shy away from Windows when there
are good alternatives. Microsoft makes a huge mistake
thinking that the Windows brand translates into consumer sales
today. Tablets and smartphones are 90% NOT Windows
and that will not change anytime soon.
1 0 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 08/14/13 02:02:37 AM]
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NV trying to sell in a losing market, Hsun-Huang must be desperate
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 08/15/13 12:32:43 AM]
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Tablets, shablets; that's why they don't sell.
Why buy a toy or ebook reader(tablet), when you can buy a productivity station (laptop) especially when the prices are the same. Consumers aren't that dumb Microsoft; you have to hate Microsoft. Your next gen tablet will be much better, but that won't matter because the problems will be the same. Most people know its a stupid idea to sell in a losing market. But then you have a CEO who either does not know this, or since he needs to do something pushes forward anyway for lack of a better idea.

If you are making a product, you need to gather talent, ideas, goals, you then need to converge the whole into a wholesome whole. The CEO's job is primarily the latter, but you don't get something wholesome unless you are meticulous; and that's why Steve Jobs was a good CEO, and why Steve Ballmer is not. It's also why the corporation model by its nature is a congested individual from birth to death as it almost sabotages each step and treats its employees poorly. Some exceptions apply, but its the gist.
0 0 [Posted by: ericore  | Date: 08/15/13 08:29:34 PM]
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