For those that missed the news 2 days ago ...
DirectX 12 is coming ...
And nice of them to HINT at there HW partner support too, Qualcomm/Intel/Amd/Nvidia ...
And also HINT of the product support, Xbox One and Windows ....
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WinRT is the one framework ... Projections to WinRT will allow ANY language to create WinRT apps, so far Managed langs (c#/vb.net/f#), C++ and JS supported ... who knows what other languages in the future..
I don't know what you mean by "one programming language" .... I haven't heard of any such thing ...
Unless you mean M# for a future OS like Midori, in which case WinRT will probably still be the Application layer of this new Midori world, and M# will be the "Systems" language (create drivers etc , low level bits) ...
surprise surprise ... btw ive looked at steam and their offerings and theres nothing really interesting about what they're doing ... the SW side is meh, the HW partners are uninspiring.. Alienware is probably the top end steam HW that will come out and what they offer is nothing to get excited about..
I started out very excited about their offering, right now with what is known and what they've shown ive totally lost interest..
I definitely have found value in XB1 and the Kinect 2 .. Voice commands work great, I still don't have XB1 TV in AU (via Foxtel app) BUT I do get other apps that play TV content ..
The games are a standout for me, been playing Ryse/DR3/Forza5/BF4/AC4/Max & just this weekend TitanFall ... I don't understand the complaints coming from the pixel counters with multiplatform titles, BF4 looks absolutely gorgeous on my Bravia 4K 65" ...
The OS switching going on between dashboard/games/apps really does work great .. and the "Xbox Record that" is pretty great!
Yes there are still software glitches, but its a version 1.1 so i'm expecting that!
I really want MS to bring its OS innovations to the desktop, I would love that virtualized HostOS GuestOS switching ..
@Bass: I'm guessing that WinRT/XAML/WinJS is as much about consolidating many internal frameworks as it is to give external developers THE WINDOWS framework for apps..
seeing as corefx.dll vs mscorlib.dll was brought up here .. this is a link from a while back discussing the reasoning & hints at evolution of mscorlib/system dll's
Xbox One update fixes a "dashboard sluggish" issue...
I really hope that the new "Start menu", if it really does come back, isn't just a snapped start screen...
I want it windowed, in a popup or flyout. Just give me something like windows 7 start menu BUT totally rebuilt with tiles and windows 8.1 bing search ..
That whole snapping really annoys the hell out of me on desktop, its cool for touch devices BUT for keyboard/Mouse world I don't want that!
This dock with the VenuPro is a great combination
as for resolution... its 8" ... 1280 x 800 is definitely good enough for that size .. and if you want to dock it to 4 monitors (attached clip above) then that's when you'd want high res..
Anyway im loving mine, and I got it for $199 ... AND ITS A PRO, not that crappy RT version!