So apparently Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic the makers of the Unreal Engine, is pretty much accusing Microsoft of being ransomware. What happen is that some information was leaked about Windows Cloud which appears to be a light version of the OS for low end machines. Essentially it would be like Google Chrome OS and only have access to apps on the Windows store. This is were Mr. Sweeney puts on his tin foil hat.
He equates that since Windows Cloud only has access to apps on its own store Microsoft is ransoming other programs by forcing you to buy a licenses for Windows Home or Pro. The problem with this reasoning is that according to Life Hackcer “the overarching idea is that it’ll be a speedy, low-overhead version of Windows 10 that can stream content to any device, a bit like a modern spin on Windows RT. ” If that is the case one would not want things like Unreal Engine or Photoshop running on this version of Windows. This OS would primarily try and grab user who primarily use a phone or a tablet. Any one wanting to play on Steam or use the Adobe Suite are not going to even bother with this.
But for whatever reason Tim Sweeney really doesn’t care for Microsoft since this is not the first time he has been mad at them. He also got mad when Microsoft announced their Universal Windows Platform which just means all there products would work together thus making their own work environment. Mr. Sweeney was pissed then too.
Today I am going to do something out of the ordinary and do my first impressions of Win 8. Now I am doing this because my mother got a new laptop with Win 8 and I set it up today. After the initial registering and creating accounts stuff I got to the start menu. Now anyone who has watched any t.v. have seen at least one Microsoft commercial that shows of the app-centric start menu.
My very first impressions is of hate. I hate it because of the big ugly tiles that try any get you to share every little thing about you. So that hate turned to a tinge of anger because of the NSA. Now I am not saying that the NSA and Microsoft are sharing the same bed but they are in the same house. An if you think other wise then you might be crazy or work for the government. But after I had my internal monologue I remembered that this is not my computer so it’s not my problem.
Though after I messing with it for a bit longer my anger turned into to sadness because I started to remember about Win Vista. For me Vista will always be seen as the friend that could function in society but didn’t always seem to be all there. Vista for the most part worked but had some small yet irritating bugs. Now I am not saying Win 8 is buggy like Vista but Windows does have a reputation. An in case you didn’t know that reputation is that every other OS Microsoft makes suck. An Win 8 is that other OS.
But in the end this all really does not matter since its not my laptop. So as long as my mother is happy then it is all good.