Windows TV With Windows 8

ARM + Direct Computing = Google TV Like Windows TV With Windows 8. With Microsoft’s commitment to ARM they finally started talking about Windows 8. A while back there was a huge dump of slides that leaked regarding Windows 8. One of the features listed in the slides was “Instant On”, detailed as fast booting for specific applications such as watching media or sending emails. Two months later, I found a patent titled Windows Direct Experience explaining part of this particular slide. According to the previous patent the OS would go into a sandboxed mode to launch Media Center and bypassing most of the other applications being loaded on startup. I’ve now found another patent application that gives us a little more insight on how Microsoft plans to do this. The so called sandboxed mode would essentially be virtual machine instances. Microsoft will divide the OS functions in two categories: General Purpose OS | Special Purpose OS. General Purpose OS would be what we have Windows today, it boots, you login, have a cup of coffee while it prepares itself to be usable.

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