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Is this why Microsoft named it Windows 10? - CNET

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Windows 8.1 brings improvements, but is it enough to win over critics? 
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Windows Blue to hit in late June, Microsoft exec says

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IT firm: The top performing Windows laptop is the MacBook Pro. Wait,what?

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Windows 8 $40 upgrade deal ends today

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What to expect from Nokia’s next Windows phone

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What in the world is Windows RT?

Coming off of our previous coverage, you may have heard about Windows 8 and Windows RT as being different. While Microsoft has made a point of cutting down on the number of Windows 8 versions available when compared with previous Windows releases, the company is also making a limited Windows 8 version to run on ARM processors called Windows RT.

What does “RT” stand for?As with Windows NT, Microsoft has yet to clarify what “RT” actually means. Why on Earth Microsoft decided to name the ARM-powered version of Windows so ridiculously similar to the abbreviation for Windows Runtime, WinRT, is beyond the abilities of mere mortals to decipher.

Wait, what? Windows RT and WinRT aren’t the same thing?The short answer is, “Nope.”

The long answer is, well, longer. Windows Runtime, also referred to as WinRT, runs on both standard Windows 8 and Windows RT. Runtime is the technical term for the engine that powers the new Metro apps. It’s not the first Windows Runtime. “Runtime” refers to the collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow developers to write software that can interact with the hardware and each other.

Windows RT is simply a name that Microsoft has given to Windows 8 on ARM. You wouldn’t be entirely off base to think of it as “Windows Lite,” given its restrictions and differences from standard Windows 8, which runs both Metro and Desktop modes.

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Windows XP has gradually been losing market share over the past few years, yet it continues to hang on as the most popular OS, according to the latest stats from Net Applications.
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Windows XP has gradually been losing market share over the past few years, yet it continues to hang on as the most popular OS, according to the latest stats from Net Applications.

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Windows PCs to decline as Android, Apple devices rise

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Seven Windows 7 Calculator features you may not know about

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Opening up 30 years of Windows (images)

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Windows 8 Beta: Hands-on with Microsoft’s tablet-friendly OS

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Microsoft’s new Windows 8 logo

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Microsoft’s new Windows 8 logo

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