I love theater, both as an actor and as an audience member. Seeing a show in preview means you have the chance to see what might be the next big thing before the critics do. It also means you may be watching all the things they need to fix before opening night.
Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 preview at the end of June. Of course we had to give it a look. After installing it, we ran the compatible XPRT benchmarks: HDXPRT, TouchXPRT, and WebXPRT. (Because MobileXPRT is Android based, it does not run on Windows.)
WebXPRT ran without any problems. To date, WebXPRT has run on everything we’ve thrown at it.
We took a Windows 8 system with TouchXPRT already installed and upgraded it to Windows 8.1. The previously installed version of TouchXPRT had some problems. However, when we did a clean install of Windows 8.1 and then installed TouchXPRT, it ran just fine.
HDXPRT failed while configuring the applications. We are looking into this and hope to have a solution soon.
I’m not going to talk about the results, because this is a preview of Windows. By the time of the official release, the results from the benchmarks certainly may change.
The Windows 8.1 RTM is currently set for August. I’m looking forward to seeing how it performs!