Saturday, 18 July 2015

Windows RT - eh?

I've often boasted that Wessex Professional will run on any variety of Windows (XPsp2 or better). Now someone has checked with me to see if it will run on Windows RT?
After a bit of head scratching and some Googling I found out that (to quote the Microsoft website) -

Windows RT 8.1 is a Windows-based operating system that's optimised for thin and light PCs that have extended battery life and are designed for life on the go. Windows RT 8.1 only runs built-in applications or apps that you download from the Windows Store.

Note that last sentence. It would seem that Microsoft have crippled functionality for battery life.
So, if someone offers you a nice Surface Pro 3 (tablet/laptop) - just say "No thank you"!