Differences Explained: Windows 8 Versus Windows RT (ARM)

Windows 8 the main OS and Windows RT the lighter version are different and you may need more functionality than provided by the RT versions, so it’s important to know the differences

Microsoft is training sales staff for explaining difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT

Tip: The most significant difference is that RT can’t run regular Windows programs (only store apps!) and you need Windows 8 pro to run ALL programs on a tablet

Microsoft Training Staff On Windows 8 And Windows RT

Do you know the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT? Can you tell which one will suit you better? Well, many regular consumers are still confused about the main differences of these two versions and which one suits them better. Microsoft, thankfully, is fully aware of this situation and is currently training its staff to better explain the differences and help the consumers make informed decisions.

Microsoft’s training of its sales staff is important to help the regular consumer understand the crucial difference and hence make sense of this strategic move that the company has made to get in to the mobile sphere without having to build a whole new user experience for it. CNET reported earlier today that Microsoft is training the in house sales staff especially on the Surface and the Surface RT tablets to help them explain their differences.

Windows RT, for those who don’t know yet, is that version of Windows that runs on ARM chips. ARM chips are highly power-efficient chips that are made by several chipmakers around the world and are used in mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. For example, Apple iOS devices run on their own custom-made ARM chips and it’s the same with Samsung Galaxy series Android phones. Windows 8 on the other hand runs on x86 (Intel and AMD) processors that are more powerful processors but are also less power efficient and hence drain the battery much faster. However, this version is the only one that can run older (legacy) applications such as Windows 7 and Windows XP applications.

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