X1 vs. PS4: which has a better operating system?
Cowboy082288 posted...TargettPractice posted...How can you pose such a question to gamefaqs? For one, nobody knows exactly what either system's software will be capable of.
I posted a link in my original topic to a panel discussing the X1, one of the guys on that panel was the team lead for designing the OS. Guess what he talked about in that panel?? Did you even watch it?
I said I don't know of a similar source of information for the PS4 OS and asked that if anyone did to plz link it in this thread.
Now maybe "whose colors are the prettiest" is the limit of the depth with which you want to judge these to systems. But believe it or not some people do know a thing or two about operating systems and computer hardware. Those people may want to talk about these things. Don't let it bother you so much.
PSN/XBL/Steam - cowboyoni
So it seems the majority are voting playstations OS because of windows 8? I dont get it
I posted a link in my original topic to a panel discussing the X1, one of the guys on that panel was the team lead for designing the OS. Guess what he talked about in that panel??
He clearly talked about My Little Pony.
Anyway, I'll wait until I've tried both and got a personal experience with them.
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The phone has the benefit of being highly mobile and is useful in many different circumstances. There is a saying that the best camera is the one that you have with you. That points out the fact that apps/features on the phone really don't have competition. That is unlike the TV. When watching TV any extra feature has to not only be good, but better than that same feature offered on a phone, tablet, or laptop.
The phone comparison is also not appropriate to game consoles because new features added to the phone were larger than the prior features, while for the consoles it is reversed. What I mean by this is that the general computing capabilities and internet access of the phone dwarfs the ability to make a phone call. The ability to make a call on a phone is minor to the ability to send messages, access Twitter/Facebook, and take pictures. Also because those other features require so much more computing capability from the device, the ability to make a phone call is not impacted.
Now compare that to the console. The original feature of the console, the ability to play games, is still its primary selling point. All the other features are secondary and mainly for convenience. What is worse is that with all other things being equal, offering those other features negatively impacts gaming. For example compare two consoles with the same hardware. One offers a gaming only mode while the other offers gaming while Skye or some other app is running in the background. The one that offers a gaming only mode will be able to use more of the devices capabilities.
You say that many people consider the TV to be underutilized. I say that it not that it is underutilized. It is that people simply don't want those extra features on their TV. Companies have been trying to bring the computer to the TV for over a decade without success. The only successful app outside of multimedia functionality that simply allows you to watch TV from a different source, has been games.
So I stand by my original statement. The best feature of console is one that gets out of the way. I admit that secondary features will be increasingly important but not running concurrently while playing games. Any feature that would be desired to be run will playing games would better be implemented as a second screen device.
The obligatory PS4 vote aside, the Xbox One is featuring 3 OS's to quickly navigate the console, it of course has the best one.
The obligatory Pigman MS arse kissing aside, no one knows. Unless you are reading this in 2 months time.
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TheOmacron posted...Pupu27 posted...WM_PMC posted...MrImpatient35 posted...i think X1 runs 3 OSs simultaneously. Off that alone, I voted for them :)
There is a difference. Sony was not trying to build a general purpose OS. All they wanted to do was to remove the generic pieces that did not apply to a console. I'm not saying that is a trivial task, but it is much simpler than offering a fully working OS moded from FreeBSD.
I'll grant you the point that if Sony tried to do as much with the OS and MS, then they would be at a disadvantage, but they are not. Their operating environment is much simpler. The real question is just because you can add a feature to a console OS, should you?
Microsoft has had success in this regard. Their ability to have party chat cross game on the 360 while the PS3 couldn't was an important deciding factor. However now they are moving into adding nongaming related features. That decision was a poor one and is the reason why the XB1 will lose market share when compared to the 360. What MS didn't get was that the main purchasing driver of a console is its ability to play games. That is independent from what people actually use their console for once they've got it.
Golden Maven posted...
All this Windows 8 bashing is mind numbing... People just regurgitate someone else's thoughts, pathetic.
Windows 8 has VERY few flaws. It would have been universally loved if windows 7 hadn't been so amazing
I would like to say a few things on that point. One the X1 is using something called a Hyper-V, the team lead for the X1 OS talked a bit about this in the link. Admittedly I'm a little unfamiliar with this. The concept of it though is that the OS (well the OS with priority) can allocate resources as needed, so your not actually running another program in the background, like you do on a pc. Something I'm much more familiar with is the android OS. Due to the limited memory of many android devices google created a solution that to me seems very similar in concept to the Hyper-V thing. It's called the Dalvik Virtual Machine. This VM runs on top of the linux kernel. To sum it up quickly, it allows you to pause/destroy processes so that what has screen priority gets access to the full resources.
At any rate there are many solutions being created for the very issue you are talking about. As for how big of a potential market is programs on your TV screen? Hard to say really, but new technologies can give solutions to old problems. I think sony and MS new consoles are in the best position out of everything else to give those solutions.
PSN/XBL/Steam - cowboyoni
Yes, but that is not how the Kinect handles multitasking.
"Xbox One has a conservative 10 per cent time-sliced reservation on the GPU for system processing. This is used both for the GPGPU processing for Kinect and for the rendering of concurrent system content such as snap mode," Microsoft technical fellow Andrew Goossen told said.
The apps are still visible in snap mode. That is unlike Android apps where they really are paused unseen in the background. In any event Kinect is always running in the background and is not paused.
Another point is that unknown dynamic allocation of resources doesn't work well for a gaming console. The benefit of console development is that you can code to the specific hardware and environment. You'll know just how long any specific action will take. That is why the XB1 reserves a flat 10% of resources instead of making it variable and more closely matching the actual requirements at the time.
You can't get around the fact that the XB1 tries to do more per unit of time. That capability does not come free and its cost can't be avoided. MS gamble is that that extra capability is worth more to the user than the loss in gaming performance. Personally I think that was a bad bet.
Does somebody actually have examples of gaming being bad on Windows 8 or are they just talking out the sides of their necks?
*looks again at people that said Windows 8 sucks... the usual side-of-neck regulars*
Nevermind. Already answered.
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