Wednesday, August 8th 2012

Intel Gears Software Developers Up for Windows 8

Ahead of Microsoft Windows 8 general availability, Intel has updated two toolkits for application developers - Intel Media SDK 2012 R3 and Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications 2013 Beta. In addition to Windows 8, Intel Media SDK also supports DirectX 11 with optimized access to hardware accelerated video encoding, decoding and transcoding for applications on 3rd Generation Intel Core processors.

The Intel SDK for OpenCL Applications Beta now supports OpenCL 1.2 API previews on CPU and other features such as a new kernel builder and GNU project debugger, which ease the creation of parallel and visual computing apps. Both kits support the new Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 8 and are available now as free downloads.
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22 Comments on Intel Gears Software Developers Up for Windows 8

#1
DanishDevil
Windows 8 can die a more painful death than Vista did.
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#2
hellrazor
I hope it never gains life to experience death.
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I really don't understand all of the hate for Windows 8. Apart from the Start Menu, which is admittedly pretty terrible, it's better in every way than Windows 7. Honestly, though, how much time do you really spend with the Start Menu open? I usually just type in a couple of letters of the program I want to open and press enter. I spend a total of maybe 30 seconds a day with the Start Menu open, and that's a very generous estimate.
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hellrazor
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I really don't understand all of the hate for Windows 8. Apart from the Start Menu, which is admittedly pretty terrible, it's better in every way than Windows 7.
If I say "Fisher Price: My First Windows" and what you imagine is exactly the same as an OS that's coming out except for the theme, the OS is a piece of crap.

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Honestly, though, how much time do you really spend with the Start Menu open? I usually just type in a couple of letters of the program I want to open and press enter. I spend a total of maybe 30 seconds a day with the Start Menu open, and that's a very generous estimate.
If you're just going to type in what program you're using, why aren't you using a CLI?
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TheMailMan78
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by: DanishDevil
Windows 8 can die a more painful death than Vista did.
Vista wasn't even bad. More mob mentality please.
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#7
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
It was at first and pre-SP1. Wasn't quite ready for prime time but that was other developer's fault as much as MS. Most of the true headaches and issues were in the enterprise market.
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#8
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Honestly, I think Windows 8 is *less* Fisher Price than Windows 7. There's no more round, childproof corners on the windows, the cute bubbly start orb is gone, and the entire UI is more angular and masculine.

And although I have no issues with using the CLI, I think you're blatantly misrepresenting the use of the keyboard at the start menu. It's much faster and more accurate than flailing around with the mouse, and being able to use both hands (whether both on the keyboard or one on the keyboard and one on the mouse) is a huge gain for productivity.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I think the Start Meny was actually better in Windows XP than Vista/7. However, Vista/7 changed how you did things (at least for a lot of people) and when you do that it's quite a lot better. I'm not a fan of 8's Start Screen, but if you're not using the keyboard already you missed out on Vista/7. 8 is more evolution than enything else.
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TheMailMan78
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by: Wrigleyvillain
It was at first and pre-SP1. Wasn't quite ready for prime time but that was other developer's fault as much as MS. Most of the true headaches and issues were in the enterprise market.
Naa. People hate change. They want the same thing over and over again just faster. Then they bitch about a lack of innovation and how everything is the same. Then they say developers are just milking the market and why should they pay for the same thing again only faster. Then the arguments for piracy begin. "Its not worth paying for. Ill just pirate it".

Then a developer does something new and all we hear is "OMG its not what I'm used too! Its new and I don't understand it fully right to begin with. I MUST BASH IT". Then the developer goes back to the proven solution and people call it innovative and the circle continues.

Bunch of brainless sheeple.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: TheMailMan78
Naa. People hate change. They want the same thing over and over again just faster. Then they bitch about a lack of innovation and how everything is the same. Then they say developers are just milking the market and why should they pay for the same thing again only fast. Then the arguments for piracy begin. "Its not worth paying for. Ill just pirate it".

Then a developer does something new and all we hear is "OMG its not what I'm used too! Its new and I don't understand it fully right to begin with. I MUST BASH IT". Then the developer goes back to the proven solution and people call it innovative and the circle continues.

Bunch of brainless sheeple.
There were issues man, you can't just ignore that. Some were Vista, a lot were 3rd party.
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TheMailMan78
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by: Frick
There were issues man, you can't just ignore that. Some were Vista, a lot were 3rd party.
New OS had teething issues? You don't say.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: TheMailMan78
New OS had teething issues? You don't say.
Which is the point. Wrigleyvillain made a good point and you just "naaaah sheeple sheeple".
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TheMailMan78
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by: Frick
Which is the point. Wrigleyvillain made a good point and you just "naaaah sheeple sheeple".
The OS was fine. It was developers that were not on board. Yet MS gets the blame. You want to know OS problems? You guys are spoiled. Try using the very first OSX. Going from 9.2 to OSX was a NIGHTMARE. At least Vista would boot.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: TheMailMan78
The OS was fine. It was developers that were not on board. Yet MS gets the blame. You want to know OS problems? You guys are spoiled. Try using the very first OSX. Going from 9.2 to OSX was a NIGHTMARE. At least Vista would boot.
It got fine after awhile, which is the entire point. I think we're talking different languages.
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TheMailMan78
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by: Frick
It got fine after awhile, which is the entire point. I think we're talking different languages.
The only issue I ever had was the Creative drivers. Thats it.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: TheMailMan78
The only issue I ever had was the Creative drivers. Thats it.
And now we're in "it worked for me" territory, which is pretty irrelevant.
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TheMailMan78
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by: Frick
And now we're in "it worked for me" territory, which is pretty irrelevant.
XP didn't have teething issues? Windows 7 didn't because guess what.......its Vista with just a different version number.

As for Vista not working I worked in a company that had 200+ computers upgraded to Vista 64-bit. IT guys never complained about a damn one of them. They LIKED the features it brought. People looked for the smallest thing to bash Vista because it fit into a the mob mentality of "Good, bad, good, bad" Windows releases. Not because it was really bad.
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#19
shb-
Windows 8 is awesome, best windows so far. Even if you dont like it, win8 will invade your home and touch you while you are sleeping.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: TheMailMan78
XP didn't have teething issues? Windows 7 didn't because guess what.......its Vista with just a different version number.

As for Vista not working I worked in a company that had 200+ computers upgraded to Vista 64-bit. IT guys never complained about a damn one of them. They LIKED the features it brought. People looked for the smallest thing to bash Vista because it fit into a the mob mentality of "Good, bad, good, bad" Windows releases. Not because it was really bad.
As I said, we're not talking to each other but over each other. And there's a reason the entire MS tech support department groaned when someone with Vista had problems with wireless networks.

Anyway. What was this thread about again?
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TheMailMan78
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by: Frick
Anyway. What was this thread about again?
Seems like Intel is late getting these out.
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#22
Prima.Vera
by: TheMailMan78
Vista wasn't even bad. More mob mentality please.


Please, you have short memory... Let's refresh it a little.

Start with a laptop with 2GB of RAM that runs Win XP flawlessly. Installed Vista, this happened:

- 90% of drivers not compatible, so everything was mostly run in safe mode, including graphics
- takes 3/4more time to boot/load interface
- takes 10x more space for installing
- needs at least 4GB of RAM to run like Win XP running on 512MB
- high CPU usage - always
- HD space is getting lower and lower daily with MS junk
- 50% of WinXP software was incompatible with Vista

Can I stop now? :laugh::laugh:
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