Microsoft to Allow Anyone to Publish Games and Apps on Xbox One

Microsoft today announced on their news site that it would allow anyone to publish games and apps on the Xbox One.  This announcement comes after they had announced they would be changing its requirement of an always on internet connection and its game lending feature.  The short post quotes Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer of Xbox as saying “Our vision is that every person can be a creator.  That every Xbox One can be used for development.  That every game and experience can take advantage of all of the features of Xbox One and Xbox Live.  This means self-publishing.  This means Kinect, the cloud, achievements.  This means great discoverability on Xbox Live.  We’ll have more details on the program and the timeline at gamescom in August.”

So while we will have to wait till August for more details it sounds like anyone with an Xbox One can make games and apps and publish them.  This may be a game changer as far as apps and games go and could be what the Xbox One needs to make it stand out from the Playstation 4.  I am interested to see what happens in August.

Install Windows 8 on Samsung RV511

Samsung makes great laptops at great prices.  A friend of mine has one and Windows 7 has some issues and clearly needed to be reinstalled but he has talked about Windows 8 for a while so I told him I would let him use a copy of mine to check out.  Here is how to install Windows 8 on Samsung RV511.

It is very easy to install Windows 8 on Samsung RV511.  For this test I did a clean install keeping nothing but you could do an upgrade install keeping all your programs, files, and settings.  After the install was complete I ran Windows Update to install all updates.  I only had one driver missing for the Intel WiMax.  You can download the Intel Centrino WiMax 6250 Driver from Intel’s website.  Once you install that you should have a clean Device Manager.

Windows 8 Samsung RV511 System Properties and Device Manager

Windows 8 Samsung RV511 System Properties and Device Manager

So how does Windows 8 perform on the Samsung RV511, well actually really well.  Windows 8 just makes this machine up and makes it fly I really suggest the upgrade.  You can also install and use Hyper-V 3.0 on this machine making the upgrade very attractive.  I ran the PassMark Performance Test and this machine got a 652.8 and below you can see the Windows Experience Index.

Windows 8 Samsung RV511 Windows Experience Index

Windows 8 Samsung RV511 Windows Experience Index

This is one of those upgrades that is a no brainer.  I highly suggest you install Windows 8 on Samsung RV511 it makes a great machine even better.