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#31 WelshBluebird

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:27

If the amount of RAM needed for the OS is accurate, does anyone else have a feeling that the new Xbox's OS will be based off Windows 8?


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:32

Its almost certainly going to run off Windows 8 Kernel, with the rumours saying that 2 cores of 8 are going to be reserved for concurrent OS functions I don't think its a stretch that it may run Windows RT or RT style apps in the background or at the same time as games.

Another thing I wondered, Sony purchased Gaikai last year, what if they offloaded some of the streaming, cloud stuff like cross game voice chat and the like so it doesn't use up as much RAM, CPU time?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:40

I know i won't be getting another xbox, my current one is sitting inside it's box from when i moved to another place 6 months ago. Long live the playstation. :)

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:41

yeah, and with that low memory they had huge issues getting in game functions of the xmb to work smoothly, and some never got implemented.

Xbox 360s OS only uses 32MB of RAM. I don't think they'll have any problems slimming down whatever they've got in the works.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:43

I know i won't be getting another xbox, my current one is sitting inside it's box from when i moved to another place 6 months ago. Long live the playstation. :)

Why not use both?
I'll never understand this mentality. Both systems have decent exclusive games.
This Pro-xbox/Pro-PS3 garbage is just pathetic and childish.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:43

Not everyone can afford both

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:45

Xbox has always run the windows kernel though.

The kernel has very little effect as to what else is supported and runs on top of it, heck with minwin being a modular kernel, even saying it runs the Win8 kernel doesn't mean it "runs the win8 kernel"....

heck WP8 runs the win8 kernel so, runnign the windows 8 kernel doesn't mean it need a ton of ram. heck the Modern UI apps themselves are some of the most efficient designs out there for apps, and even active they barely use resources, in background/idle mode, they use no CPU an just a few kb of memory.

So, I doubt the ifnal version will have over 1 or 1.5 GB of reserved memory. though it might for PiP or something fancy like that. Or for another important reason, On screen graphics in HD(Especially) require a lot of memory, so having 1.5 GB reserved means a full res Guide with full functionality(something they "almost" managed with the latest updates o the 360) can be brought up and you can be able to fully search and use all parts of the guide, including viewing preview vids and full res screenshots. and all that.


Personally the idea of app support alone has me supporting it. just because Spotify/Wimp/Xbox Music streaming in the background would be way awesome.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:45

Why not use both?
I'll never understand this mentality. Both systems have decent exclusive games.
This Pro-xbox/Pro-PS3 garbage is just pathetic and childish.


The only really exclusive games for the xbox are halo and gears of war. I'm only a fan of fps games on the PC.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:47

Why not use both?
I'll never understand this mentality. Both systems have decent exclusive games.
This Pro-xbox/Pro-PS3 garbage is just pathetic and childish.


Personally I have no need for both, it's expensive to buy games for two systems. Whatever exclusives there are there is an equally good alternative on the other console, so meh.

so the other way, I see no reason to have both systems... :/

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:48

The only really exclusive games for the xbox are halo and gears of war. I'm only a fan of fps games on the PC.

GoW was a damn good series though. I'd have finished 3 if my 360s hard drive hadn't bombed

but then that happened and I lost interest in console gaming

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:50

I want linux in one of those machines.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:50

The only reason I see the new Xbox as maybe using more ram in reserve for the OS is so that it can specifically run multiple apps and let you jump between them like you can on the pc. Being able to pause my game and jump to the dash or a app I have open which is doing something in the background then jump back to the game I'll take it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:54

Hm, if there's any truth to those specs then this just may end up the first time sony has ever had the more powerful console.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 20:57

I wouldn't say they are set in stone but there are a lot of similar rumours from all different sources so they aren't going to be too far from the mark.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 21:03

Why not use both?
I'll never understand this mentality. Both systems have decent exclusive games.
This Pro-xbox/Pro-PS3 garbage is just pathetic and childish.



Sony still seems to have the better exclusives from where I sit.