Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 17:51 UTC
Windows

Microsoft is making a bigger push to keep students and teachers using Windows this week. At the annual Bett education show in London, Microsoft is revealing new Windows 10 and Windows 10 S devices that are priced from just $189. The software giant is also partnering with the BBC, LEGO, NASA, PBS, and Pearson to bring a variety of Mixed Reality and video curricula to schools.

Lenovo has created a $189 100e laptop. It’s based on Intel’s Celeron Apollo Lake chips, so it’s a low-cost netbook essentially, designed for schools. Lenovo is also introducing its 300e, a 2-in-1 laptop with pen support, priced at $279. The new Lenovo devices are joined by two from JP, with a Windows Hello laptop priced at $199 and a pen and touch device at $299. All four laptops will be targeted towards education, designed to convince schools not to switch to Chromebooks.

I'm not sure if these wil persuade schools away from Chromebooks, but assuming non-education customers can get them as well, they may be great little machines for running secondary operating systems on.

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Comment by judgen
by judgen on Mon 22nd Jan 2018 22:59 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Windows 10 is an utter failiure. Vulkan titles are cropping up and DX is losing their hold. Noone wants windows 10, it is a forced upgrade.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by moondevil on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 09:42 in reply to "Comment by judgen"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Which games I wonder, if you care about Vulkan, better switch to GNU/Linux for them.

Vulkan is never going to be supported on Apple platforms, other than via a translation layer.

On Windows, Vulkan is only available via the legacy OpenGL ICD drivers for desktop apps. Sandboxed apps from the store can only use DirectX.

On Android it is an optional 3D API for devices having Android 7.0 or newer. So given the way updates work, very few studios care about it.

XBox and PS4, it won't happen given DirectX 12 and LibGCNM.

Leaves Switch, but Nintendo isn't also fully sure, hence why the main 3D API is actually NVN and not Vulkan.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by avgalen on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 11:36 in reply to "Comment by judgen"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Windows 10 is an utter failiure. Vulkan titles are cropping up and DX is losing their hold. Noone wants windows 10, it is a forced upgrade.

Hi, I am noone. I far prefer Windows 10 to Windows 7/8/8.1 and for most purposes I also prefer it to Linux or OSX. So does almost everyone I know

2% of my company prefers Windows 7, the rest prefers OSX, Linux or Windows 10. Nobody prefers 10S over 10 at my company, but a lot of people love the option of "Install regular Windows 10, add drivers and a few programs, turn-on the 'only install apps from the store'"

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RE: Comment by judgen
by grat on Tue 23rd Jan 2018 13:43 in reply to "Comment by judgen"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

Yeah-- 600 million installed devices. Microsoft should be so ashamed of their failure.

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