It is telling that you're an IT shop entering the testing phase of Windows 8 for deployment and you *like* it. That has been my experience with IT professionals, too, including my own engineers. The ones who are afraid of it haven't tried it yet or tried it during developer release and between early experiences and bad press, they're afraid of it now. The WinMo effect and the Win Vista effect have made IT pros highly skeptical of new Windows platforms and that is slowing adoption at this point. People like us who are trying it and like it show that this trend is likely to reverse eventually. In that sense, we're kind of the canaries in the coalmine and the evengelists for Windows 8. We're jumping in and yelling back to the cowards on the beach, "Jump in, the water is FINE..." and... it is.
I also agree that RT got off on a bad foot. Vupline is right about the reasons why eventually RT may make more sense to you than Android. In particular, even now, once you really get a command of Windows 8 Pro, you'll find it aggravating that your Android devices don't work the same way when they could (if not for patents, anyhow. ) You'll also realize that RT is not as powerful as Windows 8 Pro, but in many ways more powerful than Android. That is, you can have all the RT classic interface apps running and have all your modern-UI apps running too. Not LESS, but actually MORE, than the other mobile platforms can do. I don't want to display a bias toward RT... at this point, I'm hanging onto my TF300 and not positive I want to lock into Redmond's ecosystem across the board. But I *see* the strategy and the justification and reason *why* it would make sense. I see how I could benefit from having a single homogenous platform solution using Win 8 and RT.
Vulpine is right about app growth, too. As (if) things catch on and gain momentum, the apps will come. They did for Android, they are with Android tablets. The "lack of apps" argument only matters if no one shows up and the device dies (WebOS). The users come first, then the apps come. Now, there is no guarantee that RT *will* catch on. That is the card that hasn't been played yet. But I'm pretty sure it will get laid on the table before Microsoft folds.
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