Microsoft has reported a $900 million write-down on Surface RT inventory in its latest financial results. Was Surface RT a big mistake?
A loss of that size is a massive blunder, but the concept behind Surface RT is good and Microsoft should persevere. Here’s why.
Surface RT is experimental in two ways:
It was the
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Microsoft has reported fourth quarter and full year results for its financial year ending June 30th 2013.
I am in the habit of tracking the results quarter by quarter with a simple table:
Quarter ending June 30th 2013 vs quarter ending June 30th 2012, $millions
Segment Revenue Change Profit Change Client (Windows + Live) 4411
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A developer on the XDA Developers forum, known as clrokr, has figured out how to run unsigned applications on Windows RT (Windows on ARM), including Microsoft’s own-brand Surface RT device.
The technique is described here and involves patching the Windows kernel. Currently it is not possible to jailbreak Windows RT completely, because Secure Boot prevents
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I wanted to test an app on Surface RT this morning, though I am out of the office with just a Samsung Slate (has Visual Studio), the Surface, and hotel wi-fi.
You can do remote debugging on Surface RT as explained here, however you need a private network.
I set up an ad-hoc network from
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