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    1. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 uses streaming satellite data to allow you to fly anywhere in the world, including taking off and landing at over 40,000 airports

      Microsoft held a Global Preview Event on September 19 and 20 for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it's been NDA'd until today. Here's the official blog post, which doesn't say much itself,...

      Microsoft held a Global Preview Event on September 19 and 20 for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it's been NDA'd until today. Here's the official blog post, which doesn't say much itself, but there are a ton of detailed impressions articles and videos all over the internet today.

      The major revelation is that they're using satellite data from Bing Maps and combining it with procedural generation and some other data sources (such as the ability to use live weather data) to make it so you can fly anywhere in the world and it will look extremely realistic. Being able to do this in Google Earth is already very cool (especially in VR), and this should be even better.

      Here are a few of the articles - a lot of them have incredibly stupid titles because that's how internet journalism works now, so I'm just going to link with the site's name:

      14 votes
    2. E3 2019: Microsoft Conference

      E3 is upon us & Microsoft starts in about 10 minutes. Let's discuss! https://www.xbox.com/e3 https://www.twitch.tv/xbox https://www.youtube.com/xbox https://www.mixer.com/xbox

      18 votes
    3. Microsoft Edge's build system runs on Linux

      @kylealden: @VOsikwemhe @MSEdgeDev Not yet - it's something we'd like to do eventually (our build system runs on Linux) but we're taking things one step at a time starting from Win10, and can't commit to Linux just yet.

      5 votes
    4. Does the Oracle v. Google court case mean that Wine/DXVK is illegal?

      I've been thinking about this but based on the current rulings in the Oracle v. Google court case, it would seem that APIs are indeed copyrightable. This would mean that Wine would be infringing...

      I've been thinking about this but based on the current rulings in the Oracle v. Google court case, it would seem that APIs are indeed copyrightable.

      This would mean that Wine would be infringing on Microsoft's copyright of the Windows API and system calls. Of course it wouldn't matter until Microsoft actually does something about it. But as Wine gets better and better and its market share higher and higher, I worry that Microsoft might set their sights on Wine now that they have the law on their side.

      15 votes