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Im confused. Why not just use windows 8.1?

Because id estimate 99% of x86 apps were made to be used with a physical keyboard and mouse. With bluestacks you can theoretically turn any windows device into an android device with not additional support from the original manufacturer. Its not the greatest news, but it hopefully means faster/better development of a potentially extremely useful app.
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Bluestacks is pretty good, but they really need to work out the bugs with the screen flickering. I would like to finish Plants Vs Zombies 2 sometime this year. It's nice though, being able to log into Kik on my desktop and just leave my phone somewhere charging. Those are the only two uses I have for it, but it's enough.
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Everyone should be excited about this. Everyone is bailing on Windows. Soon we will all be free from Windows tyranny.


this doesnt rid of windows..at least not from my understanding of the quoted part posted in the OP.

No, but you're locked into Windows. THere's a lot of stuff you just can't do in Linux or Android because it doesn't get enough support. I still have no native Photoshop and the amount of Steam games you get are small compared to what you get with Windows. Not to mention everything has to be in OpenGL now.

Windows is where it is right now not because it's good (it's not bad either), but because of the fact that there's so much lock in. No one ever makes a big deal out of it but Microsoft has everyone locked down with DirectX to the point where if you want to play serious games you have to use Windows.

Mantle is going to help with that a lot.

But the fact that Intel just got done with their CES announcement and had pictures of Android and even directly promoted their Edison box running Linux is huge. AMD isn't the only one bailing on Windows.

I still think that it'd take a few years at least for any sort of big ripples to show up, because people really hate changing from something very familiar, but it will happen. But the fact that Windows is losing support from basically all the major x86 players (Nvidia with Tegra K1, Intel pushing Linux/Android, AMD Mantle/Linux/Android)

It is happening whether you want to admit it or not. The time of AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and OEMs bending over backwards to get good Windows licensing deals are gone.
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This is actually really cool. Why all the hate?
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Just because AMD thinks we should
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Originally Posted by Shadychevyowner View Post

Im confused. Why not just use windows 8.1?
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im confused. why do we care about this again?

Because AMD are doing it lol. The nvidia guys would much rather see company's wasting time drawing crop circles in stupid publicity stunts rather than actually releasing things lol.
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No, but you're locked into Windows. THere's a lot of stuff you just can't do in Linux or Android because it doesn't get enough support. I still have no native Photoshop and the amount of Steam games you get are small compared to what you get with Windows. Not to mention everything has to be in OpenGL now.

Windows is where it is right now not because it's good (it's not bad either), but because of the fact that there's so much lock in. No one ever makes a big deal out of it but Microsoft has everyone locked down with DirectX to the point where if you want to play serious games you have to use Windows.

Mantle is going to help with that a lot.

But the fact that Intel just got done with their CES announcement and had pictures of Android and even directly promoted their Edison box running Linux is huge. AMD isn't the only one bailing on Windows.

I still think that it'd take a few years at least for any sort of big ripples to show up, because people really hate changing from something very familiar, but it will happen. But the fact that Windows is losing support from basically all the major x86 players (Nvidia with Tegra K1, Intel pushing Linux/Android, AMD Mantle/Linux/Android)

It is happening whether you want to admit it or not. The time of AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and OEMs bending over backwards to get good Windows licensing deals are gone.


I'm all for moving away from windows to linux, i really do hope it gains a tremendous amount of support to the point that it can replace windows. But isn't that different from what this article is about? It's relevant in a way, but different, is it not?
 
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Okey... so AMD thinks we want mobile apps on our real computers? :S
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I think this thing won't make a splash in the short term(6 or 7 months), but they seem to want to sponsor something like this just so they can run android apps on something like jaguar in the future without going down the intel path.
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I think this is cool if you have a Windows Tablet.
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I care, I've tried to do this before... Its not perfect at all.
    
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Maybe with AMD throwing some weight behind BlueStacks they'd actually make a half-decent program into a good one.

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