One of Windows RT's earliest manufacturing supporters is turning its back on the Metro-only operating system.
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In the wake of horrific Surface RT sales and manufacturers fleeing like rats, the best thing for Windows RT's long-term viability would be to pull Windows RT hardware from the shelves.
Microsoft's message seems to be: yes, while our low-end Surface RT tablet stinks, it doesn't stink as much as it used to. Meanwhile, as many as 6 million Surface RTs sit idle.
Analysts say the move is a sign that PC makers are backing away from their commitment to the struggling OS.
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