Microsoft are trying hard with Virtual Server, but what are the chances that they could ever produce program that weighs in at 32mb?
113 posts • joined 30 May 2007
WGA, Securom, DRM, they are all attempts to stop theft. Whether you like Microsoft or not they are a business making money from a product, and that product is stolen by the second. I don't blame them for trying to prodect their business.
Of course, telling the customer that WGA is for their advantage is a crock of the proverbial, and I'm sure that's what winds up the majority.
Software theft is wrong, mmmkay.
Oh come on who actually writes games that make full use of this power? While there is a strong games market on the PC the majority of titles are made to be cross ported to the various consoles to ensure maximum returns, therefore the physics and processing in a game are going to be limited to the least powerful processor installed in the current generation of machines.
Everybody knows the real candy comes from a powerful graphics card. Until we enter the era of real time ray tracing or voxels decide to make a return CPU's like this are just overkill.
Workbench 1.3 fit on a 720k Floppy. Risc-os was on ROM. These OS's copied files, ran applications and protected the user from the complexities of the machine.
I understand that OS's have to grow to cater for the number of devices and additional features such as memory protection, but a 4gb installation base?
I downgraded to XP and now dual boot into Linux. Yes Linux comes on lots of CD's but the majority of the content is optional applications and extras.
I have followed the progress of the AmigaONE closely, this is a modern OS (or very close to) that can reboot in under 10 seconds. If Commodore hadn't failed so miserably and MS hadn't ruled hardware manufacturers with an iron fist I'm pretty sure we would all be using IBM Cell powered Amigas with a tiny OS footprint.
The only way I can see MS convincing us otherwise will be if the next OS is coded from the ground up having learned the lessons of 98, XP and Vista, as well as the benefits of OSX and Linux.
Speed and reliability are the ONLY thing I am interested in when I choose my internet access.
BT will not be able to compete with subscription HD TV for quality with the current broadband infrastructure. Perhaps they are referring to Ascii Starwars for a small subscription.
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