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What if...
What if the next Xbox runs Windows 8 (and it runs well).
MS will literally have to start burning money.

microsoft must have some agreement with dell-hp (sony-acer-gateway etc) not to get into hardware. otherwise microsoft could kill their pc business. hp and dell help microsoft fight apple. those 2 arent doing a good job going against the ipad.
    
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I have neither a tablet nor a smartphone. I guess I'm the cloud on the silver lining of Microsoft's dream.
    
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The only time I am buying into the tablet market is when I can be able to enlarge the screen to as much as I need to and be able to play BF3 at ultra, if that doesn't happen then I am not touching those worthless tablets.

Have you seen Lenovo Yoga? thumb.gif

It's a laptop/tablet

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Originally Posted by Piegoodman View Post

What if...
What if the next Xbox runs Windows 8 (and it runs well).
MS will literally have to start burning money.

microsoft must have some agreement with dell-hp (sony-acer-gateway etc) not to get into hardware. otherwise microsoft could kill their pc business. hp and dell help microsoft fight apple. those 2 arent doing a good job going against the ipad.

More like HP is killing Microsoft business by bundling bloatware on their laptops.

Microsoft produces incredible keyboards and mice, Intel started producing motherboards as well.

I'd love to buy a bloatware free Microsoft premium laptop

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post #55 of 65
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This doesn't even make sense. The point he is making is, there wouldn't be the "PC platform" to develop on anymore. They would make it just for consoles because the PC games would be the same exact copy of the console game. Sure, you have the few, very few, developers that would make a PC game, but they'd never jump to a new OS. The only reason they take the time to put it on Windows instead of OS's like Linux isn't because of difficulty, but because so many people use Windows. Steam OS, would never happen.

Ok, my assumption was that in this hypothetical world Windows 8 wouldn't run anything but Xbox games, that a Windows 8 version of Steam would be an impossibility.

If they just make Xbox compatibility an option we would end up with better PC games than ever. Anyone who would normally do a crappy port just wouldn't bother at all, and anyone making a PC game would be making it specifically because they want to make PC games, not just add it to their list of supported platforms.

The list of great games that I haven't had the time to play grows every year, I'm perfectly fine with a "quality over quantity" situation.
post #56 of 65
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More like HP is killing Microsoft business by bundling bloatware on their laptops.
Microsoft produces incredible keyboards and mice, Intel started producing motherboards as well.
I'd love to buy a bloatware free Microsoft premium laptop
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Its not that hard to reinstall a clean copy of windows you know
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Its not that hard to reinstall a clean copy of windows you know

Everyone should be doing it at least once a year, my re-formatting schedule is every six months.

It makes good backup habits mandatory.
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Thank god. I am not the only one who thinks tablets are useless.

Third on that. thumb.gif
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Everyone should be doing it at least once a year, my re-formatting schedule is every six months.

The last operating system I needed to re-install every 6 months (and that was stretching it out almost too long) was Windows ME. Surely you aren't demoting all later editions of Windows to that level. An operating system should be able to run for years without a re-install. My current Win 7 installation is from Feb 2010, and the only reason it's not in good shape is because I somewhat deliberately broke it. It's almost vanilla as well; my last Windows updates were from Dec 2010 and I'm not running any SP.
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Everyone should be doing it at least once a year, my re-formatting schedule is every six months.
It makes good backup habits mandatory.

I've never had to do a reinstall on Vista or W7. I've had my Vista laptop for 6 years, W7 machine for 1.5 years.

Good backup habits for me means putting all media on non-OS drives, and making a compressed copy of that media it on another external drive every month.
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