The PC industry's hemorrhaging continued on Tuesday, as Acer announced that it lost nearly half a billion dollars in the last three months--an utter disaster that prompted the company to boot CEO J.T. Wang out the door, along with 7 percent of Acer's staff.
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Windows RT just can't catch a break. Friday's big news-- Apple's refusal to create an iTunes Windows 8 app --was another blow to the beleaguered OS, for even though Microsoft's finger-friendly software are dubbed "Windows 8 apps," they're truly "Windows RT apps." The ARM processors poweringWindows RT tablets can't run traditional desktop programs (like iTunes) and are instead forced to rely upon the lackluster selection in the Windows Store.
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