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What "Jupiter" means for Windows 8

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    What "Jupiter" means for Windows 8


    Over the passed few days, we have uncovered a lot about Microsoft's next major project, Windows 8. The successor to the highly successful Windows 7 will feature a number of big improvements that will help push Windows into a bright future for consumers and businesses.

    'Jupiter' is the new application model for Windows 8, an XAML (or UI) layer that will overlay programming to help improve graphics, text, and inputs. According to Mary Jo Foley, 'Jupiter' will provide a much smoother animation, typography and bring new media capabilities to Windows 8. 'Jupiter' for Windows 8 will be taking a lesson from the Windows Phone / Zune HD book to improve the user interface, providing a fresh experience to the end user.

    After recent announcements from Microsoft about putting Windows 8 on an ARM chip, it appears that Microsoft is bringing the full desktop experience to the tablet, and bringing the tablet experience to the desktop. With ARM chips exploding around the world, Windows 8 could be the first universal OS between a tablet and a PC. Imagine sharing and playing tablet applications on your PC and vice versa - all without the need for a developer to create multiple versions of the game or app.
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    I am interested in this Jupiter. Is it something that is going to need a newer graphics adapter with better specs?

    'Jupiter' is the new application model for Windows 8, an XAML (or UI) layer that will overlay programming to help improve graphics, text, and inputs. According to Mary Jo Foley, 'Jupiter' will provide a much smoother animation, typography and bring new media capabilities to Windows 8. 'Jupiter' for Windows 8 will be taking a lesson from the Windows Phone / Zune HD book to improve the user interface, providing a fresh experience to the end user.
    Suppose that its little to early to be wondering what will run Win 8. Need a leak first. Anyway brightest object in the night sky besides the moon, Jupiter.:ninja:
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    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    I am interested in this Jupiter. Is it something that is going to need a newer graphics adapter with better specs?
    I don't think so. Basically Microsoft is in the process of creating a new file type called AppX (.appx) and that's what the rumored apps are supposed to run with. Now those rumored apps are supposedly built and run as silverlight applications.

    I hope I didn't add another level of confusion to the rumors, lol
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    I think you put a little lite on the subject. Silverlight. I like rumors and confusion thanks. :ninja:
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    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    ie9
    I think you put a little lite on the subject. Silverlight. I like rumors and confusion thanks. :ninja:
    Lol, well there will be plenty of rumors to go around
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    Jupiter is interesting - but probably only to a relatively small community of developers. For most of us "Mosh", the new UI will probably have a bigger impact. I am really curious how this will look and function.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
    I don't think so. Basically Microsoft is in the process of creating a new file type called AppX (.appx) and that's what the rumored apps are supposed to run with. Now those rumored apps are supposedly built and run as silverlight applications.

    I hope I didn't add another level of confusion to the rumors, lol
    Almost sounds like Microsoft is taking part of a page from Apple. Apple has given their software the .app extension for a long time now. Maybe Windows will end up following suit when it comes to installing apps, too. Sure would make things a hell of a lot easier, I think.
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