“Windows RT just can’t catch a break. Last week’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,'” Brad Chacos reports for Computerworld New Zealand. “The ARM processors powering Windows RT tablets can’t run traditional desktop programs (like iTunes) and are instead forced to rely upon the lackluster selection in the Windows Store.”

Chacos reports, “For people who bought into the promise of the Surface RT and its ilk, the snub cuts deep.”

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“The lack of an iTunes app is a big deal, and not just because the current state of Windows 8 music apps is so …wanting,” Chacos reports. “Apple’s cold shoulder isn’t a death blow, but it is yet another nail in Windows RT’s coffin. Nobody is lining up to support Windows RT. Nobody.”

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