Microsoft Surface is ready to hit the stores on Oct 26 but I
see people are still confused about Windows 8 and Windows RT. And I don’t blame
them. I was confused myself until I got this new MSDN magazine issue and it
cleared up the differences for me.
So what are differences between the two?
So let’s take a look at what Windows RT has to offer:
- New customizable and easy-to-use interface
- Built-in apps like Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, and
SkyDrive with many more apps available in the Windows Store.
- Internet Explorer 10, for fast, intuitive browsing.
- Touch-enabled so you can interact with Windows in a whole
- Mouse and keyboard–enabled so you can be as productive as
you need to be.
- Windows Update and Windows Defender are always on and up to
date making your PC more secure.
- Device encryption provides advanced data protection to help
keep your information secure.
- The PC can turn on instantly with connected standby.
- Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
Windows 8 is a superset of Windows RT with these additional features:
- Windows Media Player
- Windows Media Center
- Creating HomeGroup