All W8 apps running on Xbox One says Dell

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Does it run MS office, Adobe Acrobat etc. Or I need some special apps like Windows RT ?

I will buy Xbone, if it has a open Windows8 and let me play steam games.
 
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Whoa. Megaton if true.

Problem is Windows Phone is not quite there yet for the 3 screens plan (i.e. Xbox, Windows Phone, Surface/Tablet/PC).
 
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If this was true, does it make any sense that Microsoft would have completely neglected to mention it for months? Does it make sense that it would be announced as an offhand comment in a Dell product description?
 
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Been rumoured for a while but I wont believe it until MS say it.

Would be a great boost for the Windows 8 Store more then anything. That thing is dead, dead, DEAD.

And I guess if you want janky SNES emulators on yet another device.
 
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my guess is that they're somewhat misinterpreting things, since kinect and controller support would likely need to be added to make them fully compatible.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me if the core of each app is largely similar across Windows 8 platforms, and can be easily developed by anyone who already develops Windows 8 apps.
 
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They're not talking about programs like Steam. They're talking about the apps available through the Windows Store.

It's cool, I guess...but considering what is currently on the Windows Store, it is not that big of a deal.
 
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If true, then MS PR/marketing has really messed up over the past months.

You've got tens of thousands of W8 apps, a very strong ecosystem that's only growing, and you don't mention it as one of your selling points, only revealed through a bullet point?
 
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It would instantly have more indies than any other next gen console. I doubt it's true, and I doubt if it were MS would allow Dell to be the ones to leak it.
He then proceeded to tease developers by encouraging them to develop Windows 8 apps in order to build Xbox One apps. "If you want to know about how to get a head start about thinking about developing for Xbox One, the logical thing to do is go build Windows 8 applications," said Guggenheimer.
http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/27/4470658/xbox-one-windows-8-apps-build-2013

 
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The windows 8 store is an abomination of janky, low tier mobile phone quality apps. If it was removed from PC, nothing of any worth would be lost.

If you do use the windows 8 store, then I guess it's great those apps can be used on your Xbox.
 
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If true this would be a megaton. W8 and has some amazing emulators that work perfectly with a game pad. Emulators are not illegal and as long as you own a copy of the game your playing this can be a game changer.
 
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This is great if true, and yes, it has been teased already.

I don't think it's all that surprising MS isn't shouting it from the mountaintop because that's been its M.O. since E3. Just look at subsidization for dedicated servers.