John Gruber, April 2013:

"My take all along: Who wants a computer that runs nothing but a web browser?"

Apparently a sizable number of people.
10:01 pm — Tuesday, 31 January 2017
The answer is "school administrators"
10:58 pm — Tuesday, 31 January 2017
evil. Like a Mac that could only run sandboxed Mac App Store apps.

Microsoft's move to go after that 30% cut of every application, subscription, and other transaction on the platform, as well as more recurring fees from developers.

11:01 pm — Tuesday, 31 January 2017
It does make a lot of sense for Microsoft even besides the 30% cut. They want PCs to be cheaper and more usable for regular users and simplified Windows with UWP support can do that and will run better on weaker ARM machines.

This is more like the iPad with a keyboard rather than the Chromebook. I suspect Apple already has a cheap ARM MacBook somewhere in the lab and just considering the market condition.
12:22 am — Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Off The Verge:
No-one wants 'Windows Lite' if they want Windows at all they want the real deal.

10:39 am — Wednesday, 1 February 2017
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