... how it could be so quickly forgotten.
Windows8 RT was an attempt to cash in on the cheap end of the tablet market, and failed on price and over-supply.
When the "all new, all singing, all dancing" netbooks came out, supplied with Windows 7 Starter, you were supposed to pay for a upgrade to "real Windows 7".
RT is suffering the same fate ... nobody wants it, because nobody wants to pay more just to be able to run some limited software on it.
Android on Arm would be the smartest thing manufacturers could do, if they can "shoe-horn" Android onto those megalithic M$ tablets.
Me? I installed OpenSuSE with xfce on the two netbooks I got cheap at the "end of model" sales. I dual-booted the first one I bought : it had WinXP, and I was keeping that.