Charles Arthur reporting for The Guardian:
Microsoft looks ready to kill off Windows RT, its version of Windows devised for chips based on ARMs architecture, judging by remarks by senior executive Julie Larson-Green.
Hard to believe an operating system that tried to differentiate itself by putting the acronym for “run time” in the name didn’t catch on with consumers. Consumers love runtime environments!
If this is the case, this will leave Microsoft with only the higher-cost Surface Pro line that competes more with Ultrabooks than with tablets. They’ll need a new strategy if they hope to better compete in the consumer space.