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Windows 7: Next XBox: End of Windows?

21 Jul 2011   #21
hoganth

WinXP / Win 7 / Win 8.1 64bit Dual Boot
 
 

Another Windows End ???? story here
Microsoft might kill Windows brand in favor of a super OS | DVICE



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21 Jul 2011   #22
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Here is a bit more about this story which started out close to April.

In a move that will surprise some people, while not others but that is bound to split opinion, Microsoft have announced they are to withdraw from the home PC market after Windows 8 to concentrate on their all important business market. MORE Here
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21 Jul 2011   #23
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

i think google will take over if windows moves out
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21 Jul 2011   #24
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
Here is a bit more about this story which started out close to April.

In a move that will surprise some people, while not others but that is bound to split opinion, Microsoft have announced they are to withdraw from the home PC market after Windows 8 to concentrate on their all important business market. MORE Here
At the very bottom it states >

UPDATE : For those of you who spotted it, though some didn’t, I can confirm that this is indeed an April Fool and that Microsoft have not announced they’re ditching the home PC market Happy April 1st everyone
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21 Jul 2011   #25
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hoganth View Post
A single OS for all MS platforms with a common name is a good idea. Change from "Windows" to ??? dunno. It will all still be "windows" of course.

That article disturbed me more because it suggested that we will have to put up with the already aged xbox 360 for another 4+ years??? Ugh tell me that's not so!
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25 Jul 2011   #26
Mual

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
 
 

I can't believe if a XBOX have Windows...
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25 Jul 2011   #27
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

XBox and 360 use a "Completely custom OS" written by Microsoft. However... it contains quite a number of windows APIs. Given those two facts it's not hard to assume that the low level stuff borrows heavily from the Windows kernel/driver codebase, TCP stack etc. But the UI is a complete rewrite. There are no "Windows" in the xbox UI.

So it's not "Windows" but... more than likely a very stripped down embedded version of the windows core with a custom UI.

The Xbox Operating System - Xbox Engineering - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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25 Jul 2011   #28
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

If anyone has any insight here they will understand that the end of Windows is inevitable so as the Xbox etc. You just have to think far enough in the future. Which is not that far away as Tech is getting so' clever.
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03 Aug 2011   #29
draftsman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.700 Build 7600
 
 

XBox, really ? ? I'll have to do some reading on that.
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