Monday, October 22nd, 2012
I really like Windows 8 and think Windows RT is a great long-term play against the iPad and other tablet challengers. But any excitement Microsoft generated around this launch will be squandered when people realize they just bought something that looks like Windows 8 but comes with even fewer apps than Windows Phone. That’s not a recipe for success, it’s a recipe for disaster. And I’m tired of cleaning up the mess.
— Paul Thurrott, voicing frustration with Microsoft’s forthcoming Surface tablet, which at the outset will run a stripped-down version of Windows called Windows RT.