* Posts by tom hall

6 posts • joined 2 Aug 2006

Microsoft super sizes multi-threaded tripe

tom hall

Solaris is the answer?

Sun have Solaris working on the 32 "core" Niagara (depending on how you count; 8 4-way cores)

See http://www.sun.com/processors/UltraSPARC-T1/ - outstanding.

More within my price range is a dual socket-f athlon board with 2 dual core cpus for now, ready to go to 2 quad core.

From a video presentation by Bill Moore on ZFS (see http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/zfs_learning_center.jsp ) I get the impression Sun have been thinking about concurrency for some time in their kernel.

I'm waiting till www.gnusolaris.com stops being alpha and then I should have most of debians tools and the SunOS kernel.

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tom hall

Erlang is the answer?

http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/articles/erlang.html

Very interesting, I'm certainly getting involved.

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Stolen laptops fuel industrial espionage fears for UK software firm

tom hall

Re: Market Leaders

Thing is I dont think there is any restriction on saying

A market leader in X ("A" being the weasel word here)

or

One of the best X in the galaxy.

Meaningless phrases,

I am one of the sexiest men in Britain for sure, perhaps the 20 millionth.

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Google's AdWords set to face jury for the first time

tom hall

Google and Apple

They stopped me saying something along the lines of

"compatible with Windows/Apple/Linux"

because of the word Apple.

Why only protect apple?

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Don't forget the ‘C’ in Objective-C

tom hall

This book may be worthwhile

I stumbled across this the other day

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/1593270658/

Write Great Code Volume I: Understanding the Machine

Write Great Code, Volume II: Thinking Low-Level, Writing High-Level

Cant give a full blown recommendation as I'm just starting as a programmer.

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Windows on Mac: BootCamp vs Parallels Desktop

tom hall

Don't forget Wine

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/

works pretty well in linux, may be worth a look.

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