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haha you people and you windows
you always get stuck with what your given
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Okay so let me get this straight.

Microsoft creates a user friendly touch-based platform, heavily optimizes and codes it in HTML 5 and Javascript, and developers are upset about it?

Not the fact that Windows 8 will still have a desktop if you just click it, and you will still be using the same API for program developing for the actual desktop.

But they're mad that they have added a NEW addition to where app's can be developed for as one of the first things Windows 8 will show?

Sorry but if I was a developer I'd be raving, not raging. This just means greater market opportunities.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by deltree View Post
This looks like a windows millenium edition disguise...somehow it seems this os will turn out to be worse then vista was....skipping this generation for sure....windows 7 is as good as xp was in its time and aint there no better os then that for a windows user right now or during the time windows 8 is sold!
/facepalm

Best thing to do is buy a cheap, used copy of Vista from an idiot who "upgraded to Windows 7 because Vista sucks". lol
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People are angry with this because..well their trying to compete with the tablets by making this as tablet friendly as possible. In other words, Android is winning so lets copy as much of what they do as possible. I for one will never use windows on a tablet...LOL can you imagine???
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From what I understand from the article, only the tablet apps are using HTML5 and Javascript. Windows 8 has these "tablet features" on top of regular Windows 7. There are still .exe, .dll, .NET and all that Windows code. No, Crysis will not run on HTML5 instead of DX API's.

Developing for Windows 8 tablet features is going to be more painful, but it might be easier port to the web browser in a non Windows-centric scenarios.
Edited by Riou - 6/13/11 at 3:35am
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Quote:
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haha you people and you windows
you always get stuck with what your given
And you can't run most or some games under wine.
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post #27 of 93
Quote:
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AMD better start making better video drivers for Linux fast.
Don't be ridiculous, they can't even make drivers for Windows yet.
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post #28 of 93
it just means there's some money to be made for some eager and resilient developers
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Tbh I'd get it only on a tablet
    
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post #30 of 93
Sounds like it builds on the existing Windows Gadgets platform. I believe those are written using HTML and JavaScript.

That said, I wouldn't want to develop anything beyond trivial using that framework. HTML and JavaScript are okay for the web but there are much better choices.
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