Windows 10: OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened


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       20 May 2016 #1

    OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened


    OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened
    Microsoft promised developers that Windows would run anywhere. This summer, it finally will.

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    The Windows 10 Anniversary update, due later this summer, represents a major landmark for Microsoft. As well as being a significant update for Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 Mobile on phones, the release is also coming to the Xbox One. For the first time, the Xbox One will be running essentially the same operating system as desktop Windows. Critically, it will also be able to run many of the same applications as desktop Windows.

    In a lot of ways, this represents the realization of a vision that Microsoft has been promoting for more than 20 years: Windows Everywhere. Always important to Microsoft's ambitions for Windows as a platform, the Windows Everywhere ideal has a renewed significance with Windows 10 and CEO Satya Nadella's promise that Windows 10 will have one billion users within the first three years of its availability. The purpose of that promise is to send a message to developers that Windows is a big platform, a platform that they should still think about and create software for.

    But if it is to have a hope of hitting that one billion target, Microsoft needs more than just PC users to get on board, which makes it important for Windows to run on more than just PCs. Hence the need for Windows Everywhere.

    Microsoft can now credibly speak of having one operating system (with Windows 10 as its most familiar branding) that can span hardware from little embedded Internet of Things devices to games consoles to PCs to cloud-scale server farms. At its heart is a slimmed down, modularized operating system dubbed OneCore. Windows 10, Windows Server, Xbox 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 IoT, and the HoloLens operating system are all built on this same foundation.
    Read more: http://arstechnica.com/information-t...ally-happened/
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  2.    20 May 2016 #1

    From that article, " For the first time, the Xbox One will be running essentially the same operating system as desktop Windows. Critically, it will also be able to run many of the same applications as desktop Windows." < That would be nice.

    Right now on the XBOX, it's not anything like the desktop version of Windows 10. More like Mobile Window 10. I can run a very limited list of Apps. I can't install any programs other than games written for the XBOX. I wonder how much truth there is in that above statement?
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  3.    20 May 2016 #2

    Now only if I could play my xbox games on my PC...
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  4.    21 May 2016 #3

    OilerNut said: View Post
    Now only if I could play my xbox games on my PC...
    You can, with an XBOX ONE. The XBOX APP will let you stream your game from your XBOX ONE to your PC.
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  5.    23 May 2016 #4

    Good read.
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  6.    24 May 2016 #5

    Hi there

    Now if only Windows could get Networking right then I'd be happy.

    Even after using Windows since Windows/286 -- even before Windows 3 and 3.11 which probably was the first serious decently working version of Windows that could work on LAN's - called Windows for Workgroups and actually ran on a DOS LAN (I think Novell or similar) Networking IMO has always been a total DOG - I've used Linux for donkeys years too - and Networking on those systems just seems to work straight out of the Box.

    You only have to look in the Networking section on the Forum to see how hit and miss Windows Networking can be even on seemingly identical hardware.

    That actually is my BIGGEST gripe with Windows - and as almost every household now has some sort of Networking it really is time for Ms to just step back from "Obergruppenfuhrer" or "Ms Uber Alles" mode for a bit and FIX this basic problem -- then they can celebrate.

    I actually have a lot of respect for Ms - by no means "The Evil Empire" but I do wish they could get Networking right.

    I'm a great fan of Windows servers in theory but to actually get anything done at home I still use Linux on my NAS servers -- they ALWAYS work and stream and share stuff with Windows with ZERO problems - and they don't update and reboot at random intervals either. In fact the only time I ever touch those boxes is if I need to install new hardware or manually perform a sensible update. One Box hasn't been booted for over 6 months -- running 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Still 100% perfect.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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