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Re: I only know one person using windows 8
And how many people do you suppose run both Windows and Mac OS or Linux or something occasionally?
Let a thousand rat parties bloom!!
Rats lurv science!
Shuttleworth versus the community
Linux is driven by a community with contributions from several commercial parties, and that includes Microsoft, Inc. If you prefer a system driven by the vision of an omnipotent leader, Apple comes to mind.
PC-DOS to the rescue!
A system board with the latest CPUs, 1 TB of RAM and support for 12GB/s SAS is what the baby needs.
Of course the pretty case makes it twice as expensive as an HP Proliant with the same specs.
Of course you want to shell out a bit more for a 12 Gb/s 20.000 RPM SAS disc.
This baby will take 7 hours to copy in its entirety (probably longer than that), so it would stand just 1250 cycles a year, and won't last much longer than that. It holds 32 Terabit, so if the Bit Error Rate be 10^--13, that would be one error in just 30 cycles.
OK, so the Eurora needs less electriciy, but how much tap water does it consume?
How is WIndows RT different from the iPad? It has no keyboard, no USB or Ethernet connector. Just a tiny screen smeared by greasy fingers. Your old Mac or Win software won't run on it, just apps bought from Jesus's App Store, which only seems to offer something called 'angry birds'. You can buy a decent laptop for the same price.
You convinced me: nobody in their right mind will buy the silly iPad (or the MS Tablet).
Do androids dream of electric firefoxes?
Maybe Linux will become a viable desktop OS when they make Firefox run on it.
The success of capitalism
Capitalism occasionally makes a few people rich for a while, but on the whole it fails, to be bailed out by governments at great cost.
Mergers are an expensive way of eliminating competitors, thus somewhat less destructive than armed violence.
The men who glare at stoats
Staring might cause your Window to unexpectedly shut down.
It will only take you a second
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Are ye aulde SMTP and POP3 protocolles still supported? And ye anciente ASCII standarde?
Herring in your hosts?
A leaking roof can really ruin your day.
VAT is taxiing consumers, it makes prices higher and increases the inequality between incomes. A progressive tax on wages decreases the inequality, but it makes labour more expensive, thus contributing to unemployment. Increasing corporate taxes reduces the amount of profit that goes to shareholders, who may live far beyond the national borders, and instead keeps in in the hands of government, where it contributes to wellfare and economic growth.
The window manager is the shell is the file manager is the browser.
Did the new Windows dominatrix decree we must all say 'Metro' again??
Re: Ho hum.
If you fork the Linux kernel, it's still under the GPL. Why not wait for 50 years till Linus dies or something and elect a new leader? Why wait at all? Why use Linus's much-critised kernel in the first place? What is a 1970 OS doing in the 21st century? What is keeping you from designing a clean all-modern new OS?
Re: I thought this article was about GPL
This is just the old flamewar about whether the GPL or BSD is the one true Open Source license. There is just no objective answer. If you want the cathedral rather than the bazaar, get AT & T's Plan 9 (Unix done better) or Inferno (better still) or Microsoft Midori OS.
I just patented a technique that will boost a network connection with 2 % packet loss to 20 % packet loss, without significant reductions in bandwidth or roundtrip times.
Re: Pre-95 & NT Windows weren't OSes!
Windows 95 was a disaster. It consisted of a somewhat hidden MS-DOS 7.00 on top of which ran Win16 on top of which ran a Win32 adapter.
Windows NT did not drop DOS, but added a DOS subsystem, a 16-bit Windows subsystem, a 32-bit Windows subsystem, a 16-bit OS/2 subsystem and a POSIX subsystem. It ran without crashing for days or even weeks on end.
Re: Consumer confusion is what they are relying on..
It's all exceedingly simple: a Windows application is a Win64 application or a Win32 application or a Win32s application or a Win16 application or a 16-bit OS/2 application or a Posix application or a DOS application or even a compatible CP/M application or a .BAT file. An 'app' is a kind of web page with some XML and stuff.
Take an aspirin tablet before sleep
According to the german c't magazin, Windows 8 tablets are the hottest thing at the moment and they should hit shelves in your region before Christmas. The effect on the jobs market should be visible within a year or so.
A platform that does not allow sex, will have a hard time on the market.
The biggest disaster of the last 20 years is...
Economic crisis of 2000?
Economic crisis of 2008?
Death of Michael Jackson?
The end of the Maya calendar?
Evolution of intelligence?
I reckon the average Icelander will have an IQ of 100 by the year 2112.
I love free speech
Analysts have a right to say whatever they please, no matter how wrong
Ruby actually is so bad.
Exhibit 1. In Ruby, you do not declare a variable. It springs into life upon assignment. A Ruby variable or function parameter has no type; only values have types, so it's like a void pointer in C. Therefore every function must check the types of its arguments at invocation time, but few programs do this.
Re: I wouldn't have guessed
RISK = chance * consequence
Your chance of dying is 0.999999 The consequence of dying is that you don't collect as much pension and interest on your savings account.
Re: APIs that are outside the SDK
Just wait for the 'undocumented Metro' book.
Embedded with Balmer
Windows NT Embedded is still used by several big companies, while other embedded devices use CE. On the other side of the scale you get Windows 4 Supercomputers (more than 1 % market share) and the Azure Cloud. Will Windows 8 also run on the X Box 360?
Apps? Applets? What's the difference?
For some purposes you will need to install complex application programs, for simple tasks you can run Java applets in your web browser that are quickly downloaded and require no installation. URLs are supported too.
Regime change? Yes, we can.
What's next? Invading countries that harbour cybercriminals to make the Internets safe for Windows?
Will CERN finish the LHC upgrade in 2012 as predicted by the ancient Maya people?
How I learned to stop worrying and love my belly
Always suspected that becoming a woman could harm a bloke's health.
So, a bit of obesity won't harm you, but turning over fourty turns out to be the real killer. Have boffins found a cure for old age yet?
Ease of use == Unix shell
El Reg just informed us, that whereas in the computer world we distinguish among super-users (BOFH), users (programmers), end-users (typists), and abusers (don't call them hackers), Apples don't get used, but consumed.