Originally Posted by Teknikal
RT is meant to be the lightweight Arm version which can't run any real windows programs it's what is mean't to compete with the iPad and android Tablets.
Theres no need for any OS anywhere to take up 18gb's of space never mind a mobile one that's locked into a windows store, for comparison IOS is about 800mb's in space so about 20 times smaller.
We have just established that the OS takes up 11 GB (16 - 5), not 18, with the included Office software. In the end I just care what the OS does for me and if I will have enough space left. To each his own, I find mobile OSs rather limiting. More suitable for phones, tablets should offer more possibilities.
Actually, all future Windows 8 programs will be running on RT, as long as they were written for the Metro UI. It is the legacy ones that won't run.
As far as the locked Windows store, it will depend on how they handle it. Will they just check programs so that they are virus free or will they try to keep out the "undesirable" programs? From what I have heard it is not exactly difficult to get programs approved. Though I do agree, I don't like them following the Apple model in this case.