Gabe Newell is not the only Ex-Microsoft employee who thinks bad about Windows 8: Microsoft ex-employee -- Windows 8 is a "catastrophe"
You are answering it by yourself....in two more years ARM will be as good or better.
....and to make a console *now* based on MIPS to last only two years it sounds like a waste of resources....not to mention that would be an issue for the buyers to see their product obsolete in only 2 years....
This is assuming that console will be launched *now*.....that might not be correct....might be in 2013 witch makes it even closer to 2014.
OTOH, make a new next gen console *right now* would give an head-start in comparison to XBox720/PS4....but it should already use the arch that is better in the perceived long run....
Interesting times in the PC/Console world indeed....
Nice and clear article.
In response to the many people who seem to think that drivers, games, and lack of preinstallations are the only major things holding linux back...you're forgetting one major thing. Multimedia. Lack of dominance of open codecs (or the existence of software patents depending on how you look at it) and restrictions on cracking encryptions to play legally purchased media is also holding linux back.
The only way to compete is go 64bit RIGHT NOW this means ARM is out of the race.
ARM is only useful for the mobile-market.
"long run" loongson is also better on the long run because of the big investment of the Chinese people.
The Loomgson seems to be made by a reputable Italo-Frenh company...i know them from many years and one of my hobbies.
So, yeah, SteamBOX with a Loongson seems perfectly adequate.
Last edited by AJSB; 07-28-2012 at 07:42 AM.
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I'm sorry Bill, but I'm afraid I can't let You do that