1. bjax's Avatar
    It occurred to me after thinking about how Microsoft wants to make "one" system and how all things are converging, how come they don't have their Xbox boot to Windows? Essentially it would make them have a Windows hardware (desktop) device. My main thought is that they would want to avoid the potential for viruses and end up crippling the gaming side of the device, but is there a way to have it not affect that side of things? Is there any reason that I'm not thinking of as to why they haven't done this yet?
    10-28-2014 01:21 PM
  2. several potatos's Avatar
    It would add a lot of customer confusion. Most people don't even know what it means to have a second OS. It'd be a pr nightmare.
    10-28-2014 01:24 PM
  3. bjax's Avatar
    Ok, I get that...but let's say customer confusion aside, is there a software/hardware issue not to do it? Seems to me the way Xbox's sells compared to their Surface line (and to some extent 3rd party OEM's), this would be a good way to have a huge install base for their next version of Windows 10...not to mention Xbox One. I would suggest selling a separate Xbox sku, but Microsoft doesn't seem to do well when they do that. Though I'd probably call it the 'Xbox 10' or 'Xbox One Plus' or something.
    10-28-2014 04:59 PM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I just want to say Windows with a controller is going to be odd at best.
    It adds complexity, awkwardness for not much benefit in my eyes.
    10-28-2014 05:06 PM
  5. bjax's Avatar
    You have a point there...guess I was thinking of using a wireless keyboard and mouse. Ok, I'm starting to understand why it wouldn't be so easy to pull off. It's not so much a matter of them not being able to, there's just a lot of "extra" things that would go into that could create headaches and more problems.
    10-28-2014 05:10 PM

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